Back to more of A.C. Grayling’s pontifications on the nature of, well, everything, eventually. This week: artists.
- 1. A great artist can paint a great picture on a small canvas.
- …No. Too easy.
- 2. An artist is a dreamer who dreams reality.
- I like this one, but Stephen King said it better 25 years ago.
- 3. Every artist was first an amateur.
- True, but this is hardly unique to artists. Even babies are born with a terrifying lack of experience in being babies…
- 4. The art of every artist is his autobiography.
- Then for your sake, Mr. Grayling, let us hope you do not consider this book ‘art’.
- 5. Nothing can come from the artist that is not in the human being.
- Two words: emergent properties.
- 6. Scratch an artist and you surprise a child.
- Scratch an artist and they’ll scratch you right back.
- 7. Great artists are simplifiers.
- Then you sir are no artist.
Only two more weeks until we’re out of the A’s! Isn’t that exciting?