What is an artist:?

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  1. leroy64 profile image82
    leroy64posted 5 years ago

    What is an artist:?

    I am looking for opinions on what qualifies someone to use the title artist..

    I took the picture of the bridge; but, I don't consider myself an artist, although a few of my photos have won awards.  (This one hasn't won any awards, because I have not entered it into a contest.)   

    https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/7200402_f260.jpg

  2. sparkleyfinger profile image92
    sparkleyfingerposted 5 years ago

    An artist, in my opinion, is someone who expresses an idea, view or belief with the world on a platform that appeals to the senses, rather than by simply explaining it. This would include, for example, photographers, painters, actors, dancers, architects, musicians, chefs... So many people who are artists!

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
      Rochelle Frankposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I think that is a great answer one of the best I have ever heard., though it kind of leaves out writers and poets. That's ok.

    2. leroy64 profile image82
      leroy64posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I like the explanation, although I have found that there is a rough balance between the  intellectual and sensual aspects of the artists I have studied, or talked to  I am not sure about acting, because I have had little exposure to actors.    .

    3. Gareth Pritchard profile image81
      Gareth Pritchardposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I have had exposure to actors, acting, it is an art, so is writing, poetry, and this answer is a good one, not complete but good all the same I think. I am not sure if emotion is a sense as it seems to be fired by them, emotions need including.

    4. leroy64 profile image82
      leroy64posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Garreth, I didn't mean to question the validity of acting as an art, but was commenting on my general lack of knowledge about the subject.

    5. Gareth Pritchard profile image81
      Gareth Pritchardposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      leroy64, No worries, I'm not sure I even thought you was but I was just trying to clarify for anybody who might think that it wasn't based on my own experience.

    6. sparkleyfinger profile image92
      sparkleyfingerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That's why I put... There are so many people who can be considered as artists... Too many to fit into an answer box :-)

  3. Rod Marsden profile image74
    Rod Marsdenposted 5 years ago

    Back in the 1920s a German put a latrine on exhibit in an art gallery. It wasn't a latrine he made. It was a commercial object. Apparently by simply putting it on show he could call himself an artist. After coming across this guy the question has me stumped.

    1. leroy64 profile image82
      leroy64posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I know the work.  He did sign his name.  If I did that it would be vandalism at best,. 
      He had a body of work before he presented that piece, so perhaps reputation has a role?   That's one of the reasons I am asking the question.

  4. Gareth Pritchard profile image81
    Gareth Pritchardposted 5 years ago

    Somebody who creates that which is considered art and I have tried to define art many times in the past with no great success, so I would rather quote the following interpretation at the link below.

    http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/art-definition/

    I say this because to define what an artists really is, it is important to first know what art is.

    1. leroy64 profile image82
      leroy64posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I considered asking "What is art?"  This question module  isn't big enough.  There is a lot of material written on the subject.  It seems to change every few decades.

    2. Gareth Pritchard profile image81
      Gareth Pritchardposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I did consider this answer as well: I am what I think I am, I am an artist because I consider myself to be one, I have much work to back this statement up, so anybody who considers themselves to be an artist is one, especially if they can back it up.

 
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