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Re: Craftsman Defined & Artists Books



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On Fri, 13 Mar 1998, Richard Miller wrote:

> If I paint, I am an artist. If I call myself an
> artist, no one can say with certainty otherwise.
>
Yeah, but are you an artist if it's paint-by-numbers?  Is a two-year-old
finger-painting to be called art?  The criterion for an artist is that he
must "work with his heart, head and hands", this implies the requirement
of a certain level of skill.  Picasso, Leonardo DaVinci, etc. at least
they had SKILL.  They could paint an excellent portrait of someone if they
chose to.  Likewise, great poets, musicians, sculptors - they all had
skill.  They where GOOD at what they did.  To merely paint does not
elevate one to be an artist, no more than using a computer instantly makes
you a programmer.  TTYL!


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