Art is an object

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Posted by Khoa on July 8, 2002 at 00:45:26:

In reply to: Re: Are you an artist...? ....uh, hell YEAH!! posted by Darla so Dreadly on July 6, 2002 at 20:21:45:

My post is gonna sound retarded weird, because it makes alot of sense
in my head, but i dunno if i have the communication skills to get it
out. But, I think art is an object, something that is always there.
And an artist merely bring that object to light. Comparatively
speaking, an apple is an apple, it's not food till someone eats it.
And paint and a canvas are not art till someone (an artist) makes it

It's hard to draw the line between who is an artist(including all
the arts, e.g actor, singer) and who is an entertainer. When is the
apple food, and when is it a snack? Do you do henna because you want
to do it, because it can create a quick buck, because it entertains
others or all of the above? Which one of those traits does an artist
need to have? And who establishes that? Do we consider brittany
spears or christina aguilera an artist or an entertainer? Or do they
use their artistic(?) abilities to entertain.

I believe that an artist is just drawn to the art. For instance
i consider Veronica (from what i gather) is an artist, even though
she strayed from art for a number of years, she was pulled back to
it. An artist needs no incentive to produce/perform art other than
to please him/herself.

"Children are natural artists, they create without worrying
about whether or not what they are making is supposed to
'look like' something. As we grow up, we lose that... I think it
kinda has to do w/ our society, not accepting artists."(line 7,
darla so dreadly)

It is also my belief that society, being superficial, only wishes
that what exists is before their eyes. Everything must have logic
and definate value. But artists see beyond the logic( soooo corny)
and under the fašade of ourselves and everyday life, and can tranlate
it into material. Also, an investor has definate value through he
shares s/he holds, a rich wo/man via their money and a diamond in its
purity, how does one put a price on art?

If you've gotten this far, thanks for listening(or reading)to my
psycho babble. And ask questions if i said something weird that
didn't make sense.


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