I can't remember the last real artist I met

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By Wilmont on Friday, November 5, 1999 - 10:33 pm:

    i can't remember the last real artist I met.. not that i know what a real artist is like.. its like do I know if I really had contact with a alien? see, I don't know, maybe, maybe not.. so its my own interpretation made up from who knows what that defines in my head what a artist is. i have never met a real artist. i have met real con artists. i have met folks with a knack for art. i have believed that i owned special powers and could forsee challenges of nature upon my own will and by my mere fortune possess a magical likeness of a fuzzy puppy. but i have never met what i would consider a real artist. only people that claimed to be artist. but i knew the truth. he h eheh

By Agatha on Saturday, November 6, 1999 - 02:16 am:


By Gee on Saturday, November 6, 1999 - 04:25 am:

    What makes up a "real artist"? Some poor schmoe living in a run-down one-room bording house in Paris who has to hook his painting up on a brick wall during the day to try and sell them?

    I just saw "An American In Paris" again. I love Gene Kelly. Oh my god, I love Gene Kelly. There's a man I would deffinatly have had an affair with.

By Lucy Phurre on Sunday, November 7, 1999 - 02:56 pm:

    If you like it, it's art.
    I don't know.

    I've modeled for people considered by the art world to be "real artists", and I don't know that they were particularly different from "fake artists".
    I would say that there is, by definition, no real objective aesthetic standard. There's having studied the rules before breaking them, which I consider valuable, as advancement comes from, in the words of, oh, some famous scientist "standing on the shoulders of giants" (i.e. building on past discoveries), but then what do I know, I'm not even a fake artist, and that neglects the contributions of self-taught artists.
    I think only history can tell who is a real artist and history, imho, is not always right.
    There's current in the art world, but then you get imitators in the dominant school , which, imho, has a tendency thse days to degenerate into a great big conceptual circle jerk (I think it was Gauguin who said that there are artists and plagarists. Artists challenge the paradigm and often die in obscurity. Plagarists do respectable work in the school of the era, and are often the only "real artists" recognized by their contemporaries)
    So I say, if you like it, it's art.

By Agatha on Sunday, November 7, 1999 - 03:10 pm:

    my definition of an artist is someone who works consistently on their art. art is work. talking about art is not being an artist. this is my opinion, and doesn't neccessarily reflect the opinions of poseur artists everywhere.

By Agatha on Sunday, November 7, 1999 - 03:56 pm:

    damn. i think i spelled necessarily wrong. consistantly doesn't look right either way. i hate that.

By Swine on Sunday, November 7, 1999 - 04:09 pm:

By Rhiannon on Sunday, November 7, 1999 - 04:46 pm:

    That was cool. I like "The Wound."


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