I heard a singer on the radio the other day call himself a recording artist. Language has changed a lot over the years. For instance, long ago, the word 'concert' was reserved for describing classical music venues. It seemed almost profane the first time I heard the word being applied to rock music shows. Now it seems that everyone is an artist.
I leave you with a question. Is a singer who was born with a God given, natural voice but who lacks the talent to creatively write music, and lacks the poetic and linquistic skills to create beautiful lyrics for verse and song, an artist? Or is he/she simply a good singer.
How far can we stretch the meaning of this beautiful word which dominates our lives? Does proliferation of the word somehow diminish our labour and effort to uniquely interpret our world? I have heard artists describe their paintings as their "babies". And, this so appropriately describes the creative, birthing, process which seems to me what art is about.
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I make every effort to credit the sources of information used in this blog and to obtain the permission and cooperation of all the works presented by living artists. I try, as much as possible to use works from public sources eg. national and provincial collections, of deceased artists. If for any reason, any artist disapproves of anything written about them or their work the artist is encouraged to request withdrawal of the content.