|Rembrandt - Artist in his studio (1633) |
(pen and ink)
Do let me know what you think.
I've used numbers for the prompts so that it makes it easier for people to reference which point they're responding to.
How do you earn the title of "artist"?
- Is "artist" a title or a description - and what's the difference?
- Are you an "artist" just because you say so?
- Do you have to earn the title "artist?
- What entitles you to call yourself an "artist"?
- Do you have to learn to be an "artist"?
- Do you need to be skilled to be called an "artist"?
- Do you need training to be an "artist" (just as a doctor or lawyer do before they're entitled to claim their titles)?
- Do you need to sell your work to be an "artist"?
- Do you need to be a professional full-time artist to be able to call yourself an artist? Does "artist" ever need to be qualified by terms such as professional, semi-professional and amateur?
- Do you need external validation to justify calling yourself an "artist?
- How do you know an "artist" when you see one?
- What makes an "artist" different to everybody else?