An artist is usually a professional person who makes works of fine art. The word is derived from the Greek word, which means ‘to draw’. In the most general sense, an artist is someone who makes works of art, but in the more technical sense, an artist is actually someone who makes works of art using a specific medium. Such a medium would include wood, ceramic, metal, paper, glass and other types of artistic media. Such an artist could be a painter, a sculptor, a printmaker, or even a sculptural artist.
A person who uses a particular medium to make art is known as an artist, even if he or she only uses his or her imagination and talents to create the finished work. An artist may also use a combination of different methods and forms of media to produce his or her works of art. An artist can be a director, an illustrator, a writer, a sculptor, or even a painter depending on how creative he or she is. In general, an artist can be described as creative in three ways – a creation of a work of art, the ability to apply different styles and techniques of making art, and the ability to interpret the art created. A work of art created by an artist can be seen as a physical object as well as an expression of the artist’s ideas and emotions.
There are different levels of artistic ability among different artists. For instance, the level of creative ability required for an award winning artist may be quite high, while an artist who makes art for the sake of earning a living may not be very talented. However, most people do not perceive artistic ability or talent in artists as such. This perception is based mostly on the fact that the creative process is not visual in nature, so how can the creative process to be seen?
In today’s world, the terms “artist” and “arts”. These two terms are used interchangeably, even though the latter is used to describe the former. The term artist can be used to describe both the person behind the art (the artist) and the medium through which the art is made (the medium). But to truly understand the concept of the artist, we need to break it down into its elements.
An artist is the individual who has the creative ability to transform an idea into a physical object. In order to be considered an artist, one has to make art, that is to say create something that is in the form of a physical object in the form of a painting, sculpture, or any other form. Therefore, it would be incorrect to use the term artist to describe someone who merely makes art as a hobby. Furthermore, many artists today consider themselves technicians, which further implies that the artist as an entity is not a solitary being with only one creative soul.
It is impossible to separate the artist from their medium, however, an artist can be described as being a creator of works from their own mind or through the use of a medium. While most modern artists use more than one medium to create their work, many still consider themselves artists as their works are seen in more than one form. So, the term artist can be used to describe someone who creates their art through their mind, a solo artist, or through the use of a recording studio. Therefore, while the term artist can be used to describe anyone who creates their artistic expressions through their mind, there is no limit to the possible forms an artist can take. Therefore, to call an artist for any given medium is simply an expression of that artist’s perspective of his/her artistry.