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Born or learned?

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Born or learned?

Post by IsabellaShores » Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:26 pm

Is there such a thing as born artistic talent?

Does everyone have it?

Is it something that one can learn?
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Post by KeppenArt » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:26 pm

I would guess that it depends on what you consider artistic talent.

*Here we are again! Define Art/Artistic Talent!

Is a musician an artist? A dancer?

If "artistic talent" includes all the "arts" then I think that most people are born with some type of artistic talent.

And I think that you can learn the skills (like reading music and playing an instrument for example) but that doesn't necessarily make you "an artist".

Music: I have heard piano players that had an advanced skill level but their playing lacked soul (all notes played the same volume and/or hold/blur).

I know that you can learn the basics of drawing and painting but I'm not sure how to describe what makes a true artist when painting.

Dancers: you can also learn the basics of dancing but for me watching the dance tells me if the dancer is what I consider a true artist by how "stiff" they are or are not (if that makes sense).

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Post by IsabellaShores » Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:42 pm

I agree with you totally. There is nothing like a dancer who has it in her/his whole being. The depth of feeling is 'just beyond' to watch
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