In your opinion, what makes an artist an artist? Related Questions

In your opinion, what makes an artist an artist?
Asked By Roger Houston ETP,Last Answer By Darrell At 2009.12,1 Answers

Someone who consistently is driven to create.
The potential problem with defining an artist is:
One who has produced several creative works, but then relaxes in the shadow of past actions...like someone who's written a book or two, but who now gives more effort to "being a writer" than actually writing. Example? Just turn on a pop radio station. Chances are whatever you randomly hear right now, people will have forgotten 10 years from now. Many "artists" are more concerned with going with what already works in proven genres...and then seem to forget the true meaning of "artist."

In your opinion, what makes an artist an artist?
Asked By Roger Houston ETP,Last Answer By Darrell At 2009.12,1 Answers

Someone who consistently is driven to create.
The potential problem with defining an artist is:
One who has produced several creative works, but then relaxes in the shadow of past actions...like someone who's written a book or two, but who now gives more effort to "being a writer" than actually writing. Example? Just turn on a pop radio station. Chances are whatever you randomly hear right now, people will have forgotten 10 years from now. Many "artists" are more concerned with going with what already works in proven genres...and then seem to forget the true meaning of "artist."

What exactly makes a "real" artist? I see myself as a "wannabe" artist, and I read the term...
Asked By Serafim,Last Answer By Jack B, sinistral At 2009.12,1 Answers

..."real" artist the other day.

No right answers here, but if you would please offer "a seat of the pants" definition (in your own words, whatever pops into your mind) of a "real" artist, I would love to read it.

Is it based on talent?

Getting paid?

Passion?

Who enjoys the work?

In your opinion, what makes a martial artist a "master"?
Asked By J,Last Answer By pugpaws2 At 2011.03,1 Answers

I've been thinking of this for several months now. I know a lot of people are hung up on rank but the intelligent of you know that means next to nothing. But where does knowledge and experience come to meet into what's perceived as a "mastery level"? The ability to effortlessly defend yourself? The ability to always have something to teach no matter the situation? Or a required amount of experience to finally be where you want to be in your study, training and/or art?

I keep thinking of knowledge and experience, but knowledge and experience in what form? Experience as in attending class regularly and learning from someone who has had generations of lessons taught to them, or experience as a constant personal battle to improve developed on your own.
Same with knowledge; something your told and taught, or something self realized and from your own cognition? I think I already now the answer to knowledge, but I want your take on it.

How do you perceive and describe a "master" level outside of belts, ranks and formalities?
(And I'm talking about you, not what someone else or tradition would say)

What makes a martial artist a good martial artist?
Asked By clown(s) around,Last Answer By Katana172 version3 At 2011.03,1 Answers

Bruce Lee is widely discussed on this forum and some claim him to one of the best and others ar not fond of him at all.

What is the measure of a GOOD martial artist?

Best answer will go to most logical and clear cut answer whether or not I agree.

Disclaimer: This is not a question about Bruce Lee!

What makes a martial artist?
Asked By clown(s) around,Last Answer By nwohioguy At 2011.03,1 Answers

Is it how long a person has trained or what and where they have trained? Is there something more than this? Do they have to know certain techniques or have studied under certain masters or in a certain country?

Make your answers as long or short as you see fit. I will pick the most comprehensive and logical answer as best answer whether or not I agree.

Karate is useless in actual fight. martial artist opinion?
Asked By I am god worship me please,Last Answer By Dr.Jiffy -Uber-Rodent- At 2011.03,1 Answers

"Martial artist should only fight martial artist" Do u feel the same way?
Asked By Kevin,Last Answer By Keyboard Warrior At 2011.05,1 Answers

I know me and one other person believe this, but how many others do

This mainly explains how i felt in my previous question(for those who answered), because i had been fighting my fellow martial artist for 8 years thats all i really knew. Moving to Alabama restricts me of fighting without trouble..

How does one become noticed as an artist?
Asked By Spazz,Last Answer By eat_sleep_breath_livevolleball At 2009.12,1 Answers

What I'm really asking here; is what does it take to be notice as a true artist and is it true that you don't become famous until you're dead? My medium is “Photography Manipulation” and was told by a fellow artist in my new home town, that there is no future in photography art. This has crushed me and I have stopped producing pictures and have turned back to my poetry. Which that too was knocked down stating that there’s no money in that either. So what should I do, how do I become noticed or famous in what I love to do every day?

Scientist vs. artist?
Asked By kenneth y,Last Answer By Danny At 2010.10,1 Answers

There is going to be something on television about artists and scientists. It is titled "battle of the brains"

The two groups will do things that challenge the mind

Which brain would win, an atrist's or scientist's

What artist do you secretly like???
Asked By Thrash Till Death,Last Answer By bee At 2009.12,1 Answers

We all have those embarasing music vices that we don't tell anyone about. Everyone here should be able to tell that I'm a metal-head. Specific to the areas of death/thrash/ and experimental-progressive. BUT, I have taken a very unusual liking to the new Britney Spears album "Blackout." lol I'm not even kidding. At first I thought I was getting sick, but I really like the song "Piece of Me". I feel bad how everyone rags on her. She's just typical white trash like the rest of us. She would fit in perfectly here in my lil podunk town in TX. Plus, I bet she would be hella fun to party with. haha
So anyways, what band, album, or song, do you have a "secret crush" on?...... and don't act like you're above being human and say "I don't have one"..... Because all of us here will know you're lying.

A question about ART...? Please help even if you're not an artist!?
Asked By lemon sherbet :),Last Answer By Belgian maiden At 2009.12,1 Answers

Got a few questions to ask you, for my art project:

1. What does your self identity mean to you?

2. Why do you present yourself physically and emotionally the way you do?

3. What do you prefer to dress yourself like, and why?

I wont to be an artist!?
Asked By St. Alia Resurrected....Again,Last Answer By turtles all the way down At 2009.12,1 Answers

I wont to be a artist one day but my teachr says im to atheistcally chalenged to b a artist...wtf duzz that mean??

Separating the artist from the art . . . What do you think?
Asked By arab3sque,Last Answer By TSR At 2009.12,1 Answers

The following is a post I read while looking something up online this morning (the question follows it):
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"It is important to be able to separate the artist from the art. They have nothing to do with on another. If you read some of the Ezra Pound, TS Elliot and John Crowe Ransom essays on literary criticism, their main point is that the only person who is unfit to actually interpret a work of art is the creator of said art, simply because there is no way to separate ones self from your art enough to keep all of the underlying psychological influences from your life from affecting ones own interpretation of a piece.

It is sort of analogous to the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle in Quantum Mechanics. The observer cannot observe a system without altering the system he is observing. Thus, the artist cannot give an interpretation of his work without obfuscating the true meaning (if there be such a thing) because of a lifetime of psychological factors that cannot be looked at independently without changing the meaning or interpretation of the work in a way that does not reflect the work itself apart from the psychology.

Anyway, the meaning of art is based solely on the observer and not on the artwork or the artist, only on what the work invokes in the observer."
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I know this isn't a new topic, but what do you think? Do you agree that the artist should be separate from the art? That the artist and art "have nothing to do with one another"? Do you let your opinion of the artist influence your opinion of their work? Is that a concious choice?

What does that mean for the artist?

Separating the artist from the art . . . What do you think?
Asked By arab3sque,Last Answer By TSR At 2009.12,1 Answers

The following is a post I read while looking something up online this morning (the question follows it):
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"It is important to be able to separate the artist from the art. They have nothing to do with on another. If you read some of the Ezra Pound, TS Elliot and John Crowe Ransom essays on literary criticism, their main point is that the only person who is unfit to actually interpret a work of art is the creator of said art, simply because there is no way to separate ones self from your art enough to keep all of the underlying psychological influences from your life from affecting ones own interpretation of a piece.

It is sort of analogous to the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle in Quantum Mechanics. The observer cannot observe a system without altering the system he is observing. Thus, the artist cannot give an interpretation of his work without obfuscating the true meaning (if there be such a thing) because of a lifetime of psychological factors that cannot be looked at independently without changing the meaning or interpretation of the work in a way that does not reflect the work itself apart from the psychology.

Anyway, the meaning of art is based solely on the observer and not on the artwork or the artist, only on what the work invokes in the observer."
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I know this isn't a new topic, but what do you think? Do you agree that the artist should be separate from the art? That the artist and art "have nothing to do with one another"? Do you let your opinion of the artist influence your opinion of their work? Is that a concious choice?

What does that mean for the artist?

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