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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.
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ChristineAltese Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Good points. Thank you for chiming in, Andrew.
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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)
Suffers-----50%
Thrives-----50%

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.
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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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