Sunday, July 03, 2011

Who wins?


Art is not for artists
Art is for audiences
Art is for collectors
Art is for "posterity"

But those who create?

They should be happy just to be able to enjoy their talent.

19 Comments:

Blogger Lane Savant said...

Lame, but I was in a hurry.

9:01 PM  
Blogger Tess Kincaid said...

Absolutely. Lame? Not at all, in fact, it is forthright and profound in a lovely simple way.

9:05 PM  
Blogger Isabel Doyle said...

sadly, most of the artists (especially poor Vincent) suffered more than they enjoyed it seems.

best wishes, Isabel

9:46 PM  
Blogger WINDOWLAD said...

…true! as an artist, myself, i can deeply relate to this harsh fate… :(

~Kelvin

7:46 AM  
Anonymous Jingle said...

enjoyed this, very playful.

8:28 AM  
Blogger Lena said...

...not enough happy faces from the talented, sadly. But this one makes me smile........!

9:50 AM  
Blogger Kim Nelson said...

So very true!

11:17 AM  
Blogger Martin H. said...

What price an extension of the artist?

11:23 AM  
Blogger Sioux said...

That is so true. Artists should revel--first and foremost--in their talent. IF they please others and IF they become "known" and IF they become a bit better off because of their gift...that's gravy!

1:39 PM  
Blogger Mama Zen said...

Very cool take on the prompt!

2:44 PM  
Blogger we are the we said...

however, no matter how hasty our words, they still have impact. What you said was true. :-)

4:33 PM  
Blogger Tumblewords: said...

Oh, so true!! Nicely done!

6:54 PM  
Anonymous Jo Bryant said...

Different approach...great.

7:55 PM  
OpenID mindlovemisery said...

I enjoyed it very much =)

5:28 AM  
Blogger Glenn Buttkus said...

Feel free to be lame,
even though you find
your self leagues from
it as you drop your acerbic
wit onto us, and we love it.

12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hallo, Lane!!
Could not something similar be said for composers??
Tschuess,
Anonomann

2:30 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Interesting take on your view of art and creating as two differnt things. Not lame, it made me think.

6:15 PM  
Blogger chiccoreal said...

Dear Lane: Do talented artist know they have talent? Do they just "do"? Create for the sake of creating; a process like eating or breathing? Very profound philo here!

7:35 AM  
Blogger Helen said...

.... if only.

9:57 AM  

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