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1.a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination
ArtistArt"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. [Obs.]
How to build ships, and dreadful ordnance cast,
Instruct the articles and reward their. Waller.
2. One who professes and practices an art in which science and taste preside over the manual execution.
☞ The term is particularly applied to painters, sculptors, musicians, engravers, and architects. Elmes.
3. One who shows trained skill or rare taste in any manual art or occupation. Pope.
4. An artful person; a schemer. [Obs.]
Syn. -- Artisan. See Artisan.
Make-up-artist • abstract artist • artist's loft • artist's model • artist's resale right • artist's workroom • ballyhoo artist • clip artist • commercial artist • con artist • display artist • graffiti artist • graphic artist • lampoon artist • lettering artist • make-up artist • pavement artist • performing artist • poster artist • scenic artist • striptease artist • trapeze artist • visual artist • window-display artist
métier : communication (fr)[Classe]
métier : domaine d'activité (fr)[ClasseParExt...]
maker; manufacturer; wright[Classe...]
art; artistic creation; artistic production[ClasseHyper.]
habileté d'esprit (fr)[Classe]
human, human being, individual, man, mobile portal, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul, wireless portal - creation, creative activity - end result, end-result, final result, final score, outcome, result, resultant, termination, upshot - creation - superior skill - ability, capability, capacity, faculty, power, skill - visual communication[Hyper.]
aesthetic, aesthetical, esthetic, esthetical[Similaire]
métier : arts (fr)[Classe]
métier : transformation (secondaire) (fr)[ClasseParExt...]
artiste; artist; creative person[ClasseHyper.]
art, artistic creation, artistic production[PersonneQuiFait]
An artist is a person engaged in one or more of any of a broad spectrum of activities related to creating art, practicing the arts and/or demonstrating an art. The common usage in both everyday speech and academic discourse is a practitioner in the visual arts only. The term is often used in the entertainment business, especially in a business context, for musicians and other performers (less often for actors). "Artiste" (the French for artist) is a variant used in English only in this context. Use of the term to describe writers, for example, is certainly valid, but less common, and mostly restricted to contexts like criticism.
Wiktionary defines the noun 'artist' (Singular: artist; Plural: artists) as follows:
The Oxford English Dictionary defines the older broad meanings of the term "artist":
A definition of Artist from Princeton.edu: creative person (a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination).
Although the Greek word "techně" is often mistranslated as "art," it actually implies mastery of any sort of craft. The Latin-derived form of the word is "tecnicus", from which the English words technique, technology, technical are derived.
In Greek culture each of the nine Muses oversaw a different field of human creation:
No muse was identified with the visual arts of painting and sculpture. In ancient Greece sculptors and painters were held in low regard, somewhere between freemen and slaves, their work regarded as mere manual labour.
During the Middle Ages the word artist already existed in some countries such as Italy, but the meaning was something resembling craftsman, while the word artesan was still unknown. An artist was someone able to do a work better than others, so the skilled excellency was underlined, rather than the activity field. In this period some "artisanal" products (such as textiles) were much more precious and expensive than paintings or sculptures.
The first division into major and minor arts dates back to Leon Battista Alberti's works (De re aedificatoria, De statua, De pictura), focusing the importance of intellectual skills of the artist rather than the manual skills (even if in other forms of art there was a project behind).
With the Academies in Europe (second half of 16th century) the gap between fine and applied arts was definitely set.
Many contemporary definitions of "artist" and "art" are highly contingent on culture, resisting aesthetic prescription, in much the same way that the features constituting beauty and the beautiful, cannot be standardized easily without corruption into kitsch.
Artist is a descriptive term applied to a person who engages in an activity deemed to be an art. An artist also may be defined unofficially as "a person who expresses him- or herself through a medium". The word is also used in a qualitative sense of, a person creative in, innovative in, or adept at, an artistic practice.
Most often, the term describes those who create within a context of the fine arts or 'high culture', activities such as drawing, painting, sculpture, acting, dancing, writing, filmmaking, photography, and music—people who use imagination, talent, or skill to create works that may be judged to have an aesthetic value. Art historians and critics define artists as those who produce art within a recognized or recognizable discipline. Contrasting terms for highly-skilled workers in media in the applied arts or decorative arts include artisan, craftsman, and specialized terms such as potter, goldsmith or glassblower. Fine arts artists such as painters succeeded in the Renaissance in raising their status, formerly similar to these workers, to a decisively higher level, but in the 20th century the distinction became rather less relevant.
The term may be also used loosely or metaphorically to denote highly skilled people in any non-"art" activities, as well— law, medicine, mechanics, or mathematics, for example.
Often, discussions on the subject focus on the differences among "artist" and "technician", "entertainer" and "artisan", "fine art" and "applied art", or what constitutes art and what does not. The French word artiste (which in French, simply means "artist") has been imported into the English language where it means a performer (frequently in Music Hall or Vaudeville). Use of the word "artiste" can also be a pejorative term.
The English word 'artiste' has thus, a narrower range of meaning than the word 'artiste' in French.
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