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Can you teach yourself to be an artist?


"You're either talented or not" I read.You can teach yourself to draw people, landscapes etc, but can you teach yourself to be an artist? The opinion of at least one art critic strongly states that abstract art is hard. Anyone can learn to do representational art, but not good abstract without innate talent. So, can you learn to be an artist? Or are you born an artist, and then develop it or not?

 

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    Manna in the wild 5 years ago

    What about a 3yr old that sings in perfect pitch and with nuances expected from someone much older? There are plenty of examples. Surely that is a genetic skill? Maybe it's the same with artistic ability. Just throwing that out there, you make a good