posted on Jan, 25 2021 @ 12:54 PM
a reply to: Fools
The actual artists that I know are still working and doing well.
True artist never WORKS. Work is just a continuous slavery (whether self-imposed or not) without an end.
An actual artist needs inspiration, and it isn't predictable. If it's so predictable, they can 'work' and make a career out of it, it's not
True artist CREATES, and this can't happen on a predictable schedule, let alone on a daily basis from 8 to 16 or 'nine-to-five', as the americans
Even as a kid, I always wondered how those 'artists', let's say TV show creators, can always come up with a new, ingenious artwork for every week. As
an adult, I know they can't, so most of everything is 90% crap and 10% good stuff, and out of that 10%, only a 1% (or less) of actual 'touched by
genius, enough to be called true art'.
However, having said all that - the word 'art' doesn't mean what it used to. When it meant someone like DaVinci or Michaelangelo, I have no qualms
But when it means 'toilet glued to the wall' or 'anything', then it means exactly nothing anymore. I don't even want to call anything I create 'art',
I would feel like I am insulting it by classifying it together with the same group as these modern artists that sell an empty canvas for millions and
call it 'Untitled'.