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Re: Who are artists?

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Alanis!! (acschmid)
Thu, 8 Feb 1996 09:24:41 -0600 (CST)

The idea that one is an artist from
>birth, or that anybody can be an artist if they are dabbling in the arts,
>diminishes the role of the artist in society -- a role which ought to
>place him or her at the top of the social hierarchy. Nobody is a doctor
>from birth, or an accountant -- they first must acquire the necessary
>skills and experience. Why should one of the most difficult and important
>jobs in the world be any different?

Don't you think that people have that talent when they are born???
Some people can never be artists. I believe it has to be born in you,
the other sense to see things differently. True, you have to develop the
skills over a lifetime, but something has to be there to begin with. Its
incomparable to any profession such as medicine or law or accounting. No
amount of studying book material can give you the talent an artist needs
to capture and interpret a moment in time.

Andrea Schmidt
sophomore, U of Illinois, arted


If I thought that you would never remember me,
then I wouldn't leave....Winnie the Pooh
(and Andrea, too)