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“Art suffers the moment other people start paying for it.”

Do you think that's true? Or not? Sometimes? All the time?
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archambers Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Depends on who is paying for it and what influence they have on the artist creating. 

Many times I wish I had a patron who would buy whatever I make allowing me to quit my job and make art all day.  But then again if I was making soulless crap, I don't think I'd be very happy and it would show in the work.
ChristineAltese Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Good points. Thank you for chiming in, Andrew.
goobeetsa Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
...mixed feelings about that one.
It sounds a bit uppity- ( perhaps~ If I lived in a castle...)

Art (defined here as visual art & in IMO)

It's a sliding scale--depending on the audience.

I know that every illustration I have made has been something that
has interested me. Whether it is defined as art or not, is open for debate.
ChristineAltese Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yeah...I have somewhat mixed feelings as well... What I immediately thought of after reading the quote is related to commissions: how different the art-making experience becomes for me when someone is paying for the art; how I keep seeing what I'm making through the eyes of the client, not just my own eyes and perspective. It changes that experience significantly (for me.)

I guess if I create art, and THEN someone pays for it, that's different. So, for me it depends on when the 'deal' was made: before the art is created, or after.

All your stuff is Art with a capital A, Brian. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
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