|Is a work of art purchased, or is it better said, that it is the artist who is bought?
The part of me that has bills to pay says its purchased. The part of me who actually does the sculpting says you are buying part of the artist. When I am dead and long gone. there will still be many of my pieces floating around the planet. Treasured by some and cast aside by others. Either way. Some of them will out live me.
You bought the painting. You do not own or control the artist. The artist creates a thing, it is beautiful and has some intrinsic worth but it's not a living creature. The artist is a whole separate person who has no further obligations to you after you bought the painting.
Art is not so precious or so special that its buying or selling deserve ruminations as self-indulgent as that. Artists make work. Hopefully some of it gets bought. Then more gets made.
One put's part of oneslf into each creation. It is the only way for something to be made. If however the artist does commission pieces that are somehow against his own values or beliefs but thinks only of the money, then,in that case, I do think that the artist has been bought.
The work of art is purchased.
well, according to E.H.Gombrich "there really no such thing as ART, there are only ARTISTS" (story of Art). so one can decide him/herself in light of this statement.
It's some kind of saling a part of your own instant condition.
the first one
Art has it's own meaning.
The purchaser will tend to create a persona of the artist whether friend or stranger, and weave it into perception of a purchased work of art. If this persona were held up next to one created by, say, the artist, I imagine the two persona would show similarities and differences. But, the artist is not a creation, so can be bought, but not owned. He or she slips through the hangman's noose.
As much as I rankle at the thought of "being bought" I have to admitt the public loves to meet the artist and many pieces sell because they have had that oportunity. The story to go with the art gives it more meaning and it actually should be incouraged.
We're all 'ho's' to a certain extent in the working world but it is the art that endures time, not the artists...they die but their work lives on. For me the message is the important part, not the messenger.
PASSION IS PURCHASED NOTHING MORE NOTHING LESS
I think it's the artist who is bought since he/she is the one who spent time,energy and ideas on the art.The art also reflects the personality and feelings of the artist apart from the signature.
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