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.)
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!
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.
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. .
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.
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.
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.
That's why I put... There are so many people who can be considered as artists... Too many to fit into an answer box :-)
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.
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.
I say this because to define what an artists really is, it is important to first know what art is.
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.
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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