Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Art Exchange - What is an Artist?



Rather strange thing I heard on CBC Radio Q tonight about art work being sold to clients as shares like the TSE. Here's the link. https://www.aexchange.net/

Thought I'd include this great You Tube Video a freind shared with me. Got me thinking about my Open Media Class. At the end of class we were asked to give thought to the question, " What is an artist?" Our Professor said one of the most common statements she hears is, that
" Artists are crazy. " I shared with a friend I had not heard any one say that directly to me but I have heard, " You artists all have a look about you.", and, " You're different."

Well we may look and act differently than the norm, heck may even be disturbed or disturbing but we aren't crazy! Here's some food for thought on the question.
http://www.goines.net/Writing/what_is_artist.html
http://www.artnewsblog.com/2007/06/what-is-art-what-is-artist.htm


2 comments:

Betsy Grant said...

Here's my broad definition of an artist. An artist is someone who puts her/his creativity and love into what they are creating.

Littleironhorse said...

Oh well now, I like that a lot!

I always loved what Picasso said about artists He said that we are all born artists and the thing is, learning how to continue being artists.

Thanks for your comment Betty!