Short version: A moron
Long version: Someone who believes that "creativity" and "individuality" is the highest point which man can achieve, despite the fact that they provide no valuable service or advancement to society as a whole. They are little more than entertainers who have the gall to say that they are more important because they find "meaning in everything." Usually imbibe mass quantities of drugs. Often despise scientists for being too "shallow" or "narrow minded."
Scientist, dragged to art museum by a group of well meaning friends: "I see no point in this. It's a bunch of liquid pigments splashed randomly onto a large canvas."
Artist: "But, can you not see the passion infused into the painting? The inherent desire to escape conformity through abstract expression?"
Scientist: "No... and if this is escaping conformity, then why are there 20 more of these, all by different people?"
Artist: "Uhh... SHUT UP! YOU'RE SHALLOW AND NARROW MINDED! YOU'RE JUST A SERVANT OF THE MAN!"
a person or being that identifies themselves as a creator of art
of any sort
duchamp; el greco; stanely kubrik; lydia lunch; ray bradbury (you get the point)
An incredibly talented person who dedicates the time and hard work to creating a beautiful work of art, be it a sculpture, music, literature, or a painting.
This person has dedicated years of work to mastering his craft, and deserve as much credit as any other professional in a field. They generally have a higher level of creativity and imagination.
Contrary to stereotypical belief, they do not have to forego an education or be on drugs to be an artist.
Lynda marveled at the sculptors skill as she gazed at the realistic deer, soldered out of pieces of scrap metal.
Dr. Smith was quite surprised and blushed when he realized that the artist he had been talking down to was also a doctor.
Ralph, an aspiring artist, worked long and hard on his painting and was proud of the result.
Anyone who uses their creativity to express themselves. Whether they believe they are an artist or not.
I'm don't think of myself as an artist, just a person with some shit on his mind that needs to get out.
Devoted subscriber to the doctrine of economy of effort. Often despised by the lowly engineer
for choosing a degree that won't cause a nervous breakdown or waste an extra year of life. NB: whoever thought they'd be clever and rip artists using my name should have thought twice- that message was posted at 0630h when everyone knows I don't surface til after midday.
I wish I was an artist so I'd be popular with the ladies
One who has the ability to transfer life onto any surface by the magic of brain/eye to hand coordination.
Those who can paint realistically or not are artists for they transfer life onto a surface such as paper or canvas.
Drawing is a form of artistry.
a master of the craft.
can also be understood as "ist", located at the end of the word being modified.
"damn, he ate all the pizza?"
"all ten slices."
"damn, that kids a straight murk
"you got there in ten minutes"
"yeah, i'm a fuckin' skirt
1. A very interesting person who has developed a certain skill to the point of perfection. An Upcoming Artist is someone who is developing a skill to the point of perfection. Artists can be good at anything, painting, sculpture, neurosurgery, math, often using skills from one talent to excel in another field
(many doctors are artists). Artists are very eager to learn new things in their constant pursuit of perfection, and true artists make work that is absolutely perfect. Artists can't be described as either type A or type B, or social or antisocial, since anyone who strives for perfection of anything is really an artist. Good artists study up on the work of masters (people who pioneer new technology, philosophies, or created work that can be understood through multiple viewpoints as great leaps forward).
2. A term used by lazy rats or people with inflated egos to explain why they don't have a real job/life/friends. These people often are not willing to learn or try new things, insisting that they already have all the skills they need to be great. These people make no contributions to larger society whatsoever and are a general pest. You can find some of them at art galleries making bombastic or inflated statements about the art there instead of getting outside and curing polio or teaching people.
Leonardo Da Vinci was a great artist who employed his many talents to create beautiful works of art and science.
Jill the artist has been holed up in her studio working on a mural for a children's hospital and wants to get every detail right.
Jack used his ability to copy and artistic skill to make tactile replicas of paintings and sculptures to put in museums for blind people. He is an artist.
Henry dropped out of community college and hasn't bathed or cleaned his apartment in weeks because he's an "artist" and doesn't understand why people won't buy paintings from his "Shit on a Canvas" series.