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Definition of an Artist

An Artist

\Art"ist\, n. [F. artiste, LL. artista, fr. L. ars. See Art, n., and cf. Artiste.]
1. One who practices some mechanic art or craft; an artisan. How to build ships, and dreadful ordnance cast, Instruct the articles and reward their.
2. One who professes and practices an art in which
science and taste preside over the manual execution.
Note: The term is particularly applied to painters, sculptors,
musicians, engravers, and architects.
3. One who shows trained skill or rare taste in any manual art or occupation.
4. An artful person; a schemer. Syn: Artisan.

An Artist

One who practices an art in which conception and execution are governed by imagination, style, and taste...

A person skilled in one of the fine arts, a craftsman that executes their
art with an individual style.

Often their work is judged according to culture and the attitude placed
on art at the time.

Although they may earn recognition during their lifetime,
they are usually not recognized for their accomplishments until after death.

An Artist also may live a life of unstable economic means.

Many theories have been put forth regarding the Artist's creativity,
the most common one being that it is inherent,
although if not developed and tested will remain dormant.

They seem to create during moods, often intense,
mostly lasting only a short while.

They have a feeling of brotherhood with each other that is timeless.

Artists are also thought to be haphazard,
having no sense of order, plan or direction,
yet are known to be perfectionists when it comes to their own work.

They seem to make decisions on feeling
rather than reason and have problems concentrating,
but at the same time are very sensitive and aware.

Artists are also tolerated by society,
which allows them to live in accordance with their own natures.

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When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they've had more experiences than other people." "

- Steve Jobs, Co-founder, Chirman, and CEO of Apple, Inc.



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" He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands, and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands, and his head, and his heart, is An Artist. "

- St. Francis of Assisi

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