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If an artist chooses to be an art hermit and not get out into the world. Are they an artists? If I say I'm an outdoor writer and haven't published anything. All I've done is outline some stories. Am I a writer?
I guess the question is why do we paint? Why?I paint to connect with an audience.
@tassieguy If you want to be in the investment grade art markets. You have to follow their guidelines.
@GTO no, I looked at the right set. To me they look like colege graduates. But @Suez posted a good hint above. No successful enterpreneur will be begging for donations on Patreon.I accept the fact that some may like motivational speeches. But I spent most of my career working for large organizations with numerous "soft skills" workshops and I have an allergy for that. Why should I listen to that bs? Very likely they just have collected all what they say from recommendations of others, what else if they are just new in business? I'd listen happily to guys like Richard Schmid or someone living today of that caliber. Got few books from "by himself" series (like "Cezanne by himself") to peek into what real artists thought and said.
@MoleMan if your paintings are anything like your commentary I think they would be flying off the easels into the hands of anxious collectors.
@MoleMan I have an English Setter named Duncan. A regal beast. But he can't paint.
@MoleMan, You ask “What on Earth does Ultra-Contemporary mean - in art or in any other context?”The brander of the term says it refers to artwork by artists who were born after 1974 - who would be familiar with the gaming term “Ultra” and know what it means in the context of that generation. This would be similar to the earlier generation’s understanding, in context, of something going to “11”.For those of earlier generations who are unaware of the term, or it’s context, of going to 11 …https://youtube.com/watch?v=hW008FcKr3Q&feature=share