Do you think anyone can be an artist?

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  1. suncat profile image59
    suncatposted 8 years ago

    Do you think anyone can be an artist?

  2. shaekelly profile image62
    shaekellyposted 8 years ago

    No I don't, actually I think artist are born not made,

  3. RunAbstract profile image72
    RunAbstractposted 8 years ago

    I think anyone can do artwork on some level.  But I think being an artist is a lifelong process.

  4. lynevejcnt profile image60
    lynevejcntposted 8 years ago

    I think everyone is an artist! Maybe not as talented as others, but everyone has creativity in them, we just display them in different ways!

  5. Cathyrin profile image54
    Cathyrinposted 8 years ago

    I agree with lynevejcnt. Creativity is what it takes to be an artist, though every individual has a variety of skills and creativity in different fields. Thus, I would definitely say that anyone could be an artist, in different genres, eh.

  6. MickS profile image66
    MickSposted 8 years ago

    All babies have creativity as part of their birthright but it gets 'bent out of shape by society's pliers.'  Bob Dylan c1965.
    I taught art to primary school age children (7 - 11) for 10 years, given the right tools, encouragement, and confidence, they soon start dragging this creativity to the surface.  Some have better manipulative skills than others, but that is a different question.
    What about the excellent painting that illustrates this question, well, it's not the Mona Lisa, but there again, it's not pretending to be, and that doesn't detract, or distract, from its artistry.  And to make that comparison we would be running the wrong line anyway.
    Have a look at Sir Ken Robinson on TEDs, just put his name into google and watch the 15 min talk on you tube, he has lots of wise words on the destruction of creativity.

  7. Chouji-Von-Lycan profile image61
    Chouji-Von-Lycanposted 8 years ago

    everyone can do art, in soem form or another, so it stands to reason that anyone can become an artist, it purely depends on where they have the drive to be one

  8. Silver Poet profile image77
    Silver Poetposted 8 years ago

    Anyone can cultivate their creative side, but not everyone can make money at it.

  9. profile image0
    Butch Newsposted 8 years ago

    It's hard to know where talent lies until it it nurtured.  Being an artist is both technical skills and a natural flare for observation and design.  It's hard work too.

    I like to encourage the artist in everyone but warn you, from my own experience that, being a really good painter is very, very hard to do.

    There is art and there is ART and that leaves a lot of room to take a shot at it.

  10. Gary Rowell profile image60
    Gary Rowellposted 8 years ago

    I think everyone has creativity, but some people can tap into in better than others.

  11. Gaurav pali profile image53
    Gaurav paliposted 8 years ago

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  12. Silverspeeder profile image59
    Silverspeederposted 8 years ago

    Art is in the doing, if you are a self critic you will never produce anything.
    I believe we are all born as artist but forget how to do it, a bit like newborns being able to swim when born but having to learn when a little older.
    Here is a question for you all, if the artwork you attempted at primary school was available to view would you be embarrassed by it? If so its your own self critic that stops you producing good works of art.
    I believe we all have a sunflowers in us but they would just be in various degrees of abstract.

  13. Scoutruth profile image61
    Scoutruthposted 8 years ago

    I like to consider it by this definition: you can show someone how to boil water but that doesn't necessarily mean they'll turn into chefs.

  14. laforc26 profile image60
    laforc26posted 8 years ago

    I grew up believing that I had an innate gift and I still believe this today. I don't necessarily feel that I chose to be an artist, but rather that it chose me. If art is your true passion then you will sacrifice SO much for it... money, social experience, normalcy etc... I would never tell anyone not to create if it brings them joy, but that being said... not everyone can be an artist. It is a difficult path.


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