What Is An Artist?
An artist is someone involved in an artistic activity, practicing the arts, or showing an artistic art. The term in either academic speech and everyday conversation refers only to a single artist in the visual arts alone. Artists of many various artistic hobbies have become associated with the term, but it has not been used to describe artists of the abstract or figurative styles, and those mentioned are the most often quoted examples. An artist who produces his or her art as a hobby may not necessarily be an artist, regardless of the term.
There are many forms of expression and many ways for an artist to express himself or herself. While there is some debate over whether or not creativity can be considered a subjective act, artists commonly agree that there are guidelines to follow as far as how and what they express. An artist might choose to paint a portrait based on rules established by ancient Egyptian gods or she might choose to make a painting using the techniques of abstract expressionists such as Pop artist Banksy. But when an artist makes a painting about something that he/she is deeply concerned about, then it is entirely possible that the resulting work would be classified as a work of art.
An artist may consider his/her work to be creative as opposed to being a musician, writer, or painter, for example. Each of these three art forms has many different creative elements, but musicians must perform professionally, while writers and painters are more self- Participatory in their expressions. Many modern artists do not consider their work to be creative. For example, contemporary artist Jasper Johns painted most of his paintings before he became famous, which lends some doubt to the claim that an artist creates works of art. However, when we look at some of the most celebrated modern artists such as Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Pollock, and others, we see the obvious elements of creativity within their work: recognizable colors, interesting images, and skillfully applied painting techniques.
The term artist is often used in conjunction with art production. In this case, the term refers to any creator of art – whether they are painters musicians, writers, or other artists. A great deal of today’s media relates to the creative person and often considers artistic ability to be the mark of true artistry. Indeed, the term artiste often refers to those who display and perform creative art, and the term can apply to anyone who displays or performs artistic expression.