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Whats the significance of studying another subject prior to making art?

Asked by dopeguru (1917points) April 21st, 2016

I dont understand people who study art and art only. How are they gonna find inspirations? What can they make art about if they don’t have another passion…. idk. What do you think?

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GSLeader's avatar

Inspiration comes from different places and if one gets inspired by looking at what others have done, that’s great. I wrote a story after getting inspired by the salutation in a coworkers email. Whatever works, works. To each their own, whatever floats your boat, and any other apt cliché that could be entered here.

Jak's avatar

What are you talking about? No one is as one dimensional as your untenable premise.

jaytkay's avatar

I agree. When writers write about writing (or worse, wanting to be a writer) my eyes glaze over.

I used to go to high-end art shows, but grew really, really tired of people working to impress “the art world”.

Movies and TV about movies and TV are really lame. Entourage would be a good example.

I’m not interested in others’ navel-gazing and masturbation.

CWOTUS's avatar

Most art is some kind of synthesis of things that have already been “done” in some form. One reason to study art is to see what has been done, possibly with the idea of presenting “the same thing in a new way”, or modifying something that one has already seen, without overtly and obviously “just copying”.

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