QUALITIES OF ASPIRING ARTISTS
1. WHAT MAKES AN ARTIST? A SPECIAL GIFT? - - OR IS ART A PRODUCT
OF TRAINING AND PRACTICE?
ANYONE CAN MAKE ART - - A FEW CAN MAKE ART WELL
GOOD ARTISTS POSSESS A UNIQUE COMBINATION OF KNOWLEDGE,
SKILLS BUT THERE IS ALSO A UNIQUE QUALITY OF CHARACTER
THAT CAN BE SUMMED UP AS PASSION!
WHAT ARE SOME OF THESE PERSONAL ASSETS THAT MAKE
AN ASPIRING ARTIST INTO A GREAT ARTIST?
1 PERSONAL VIEWPOINT: A passion to communicate their
personal view of life to others
OBSERVER: The true artist is a passionate observer, he notices
things, people, places and
3 COLLECTOR: The artist is a passionate collector of
ideas and experiences - - journal - -
4 IMAGINATION: The artist has a strong imagination. What is imagination?
The ability to see the
OPEN AND TEACHABLE The artist is passionately open to new ideas,
he or she is teachable.
6 FLUENCY The artist is fluent in ideas and approaches.
Meaning: Multiple possibilities and
approaches are options that begin to open to him or her.
7 PERSEVERANCE A true artist perseveres passionately.
They work at their craft and don't give up
even with isappointments.
example of an aspiring artist: - - VINCENT VAN GOGH
FINAL THOUGHTS: Things artists have said about art:
WHAT IS ART? I LIKE THIS DEFINITION:
"ART IS NOT AN IMITATION OF LIFE BUT A REVELATION OF LIFE"
NOT ALL ART IS PRETTY, "SOME ART SHOCKS US INTO
NOT ALL ART IS EASY TO UNDERSTAND -- IT MAY REQUIRE THAT
WE EDUCATE OURSELVES INTO NEW WAYS OF THINKING.
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