Who is an artist?

Andrey Kim
Andrey Kim
November 4, 2014
Who is an artist?

An artist is a person who is engaged in visual arts. Pretty mean concept for such a creative profession, is not it? Perhaps yes. Then let's think about who the artist is in essence? In essence, this is a person who is able to create on the canvas new worlds, unprecedented beauties and wisest graphs, and sometimes something completely abstract, but causing incredible emotions.

Fine art in antiquity

Fine art is a great opportunity to realize oneself, and man, as you know, has always sought to incarnate creative potential, and therefore it is not surprising that the first artists appeared in the Stone Age. The role of the canvas was then played by the walls of stone caves and various kinds of household items of ancient people, and the painters were coal and mineral dyes.

World famous artists

Of course, the names of ancient artists have not reached us, but in history there is a mass of artistic geniuses, with the work of which each of us can become acquainted.The works of these artists can be seen not only in the best galleries of the world, but also found on the Internet in great abundance. Salvador Dali, Paul Gauguin, Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Pierre Auguste Renoir ... the list is endless - the world knows a lot of talented artisans.

Ambiguity of perception of artists

Not all recognized masters are equally loved and revered by the people. Pablo Picasso is a typical example of an ambiguous relationship. Perhaps there are only two types of people in the world - those who love Picasso, and those who consider his work strange and absurd. It's all about who Picasso painted in a style whose followers rarely became famous, and therefore, against the background of the impressionists Monet and Van Gogh, Picasso's cubism seems to many people strange and unworthy of attention. However, Pablo Picasso, one way or another, is a recognized genius.

And in general, as they say, “everyone can be offended by the artist,” but first it’s worth trying, perhaps, to create something yourself.