It really pisses me off when...

Azul's picture

Artists act with a superiority complex. Like I was talking to this girl and her mother (both very art oriented) and something reminded me of chibby (Japanese artform, very modern, involves making characters that are cute with awkward proportions) and I brought it up. Then the mother asked, "Did you make it up yourself?. Of course I hadn't, therefore she thought that that was a basis for disqualifying it as an art form, because it wasn't "original". Because y'know, impressionism, modernism and every other art form out there is totally original.

Then they think that manga and anime aren't art forms. It may be true that anime and manga don't seek realism, but they at least are somewhat anatomically correct. They mayn't be drawn to proportion (Orihime from Bleach - No one has boobs that big. Sailor Moon - no one has legs that long. Code Geass - sorry, but those characters are too tall and skinny), but I hardly think that that's grounds for disqualification.

Then there was this very artsy girl, very brilliant. She would not believe that W-RGB-CYM-K was the true color wheel. Even after explaining to her that RYB can't actually make cyan (C) or magenta (M), she refused to believe me. Then she asked what C was! After I told her, she told me that no one ever calls it that.

Art is dancing, cooking, nature itself, Picasso, words, Naruto and fashion! Art is what ever you make it. It just angers me that they disqualify something as an art form because it doesn't mean some insane standards of theirs that seem to me as arbitrary and bias.

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wild-blue-yonder's picture

I agree!

"Art is dancing, cooking, nature itself, Picasso, words, Naruto and fashion! Art is what ever you make it. It just angers me that they disqualify something as an art form because it doesn't mean some insane standards of theirs that seem to me as arbitrary and bias."

I completely agree. Art is such a personal thing. If something moves me in a profound way, I'd call it art; and if someone else tried to tell me it wasn't, I'd be upset, because that's the equivalent of telling me that the feelings it evokes aren't legit. Art snobs can be really annoying that way.

However, the "artsy" community as a whole, I tend to really enjoy being a part of. People can get so much freer and more expressive, even spiritual. I feel like it's worth putting up with the occasional art snob to get to experience that.

Riku's picture

Stuck up artists bother me

Stuck up artists bother me too. I'm not stuck up though. I'm like "If it's art it's art. Art is a form of expression whatever that may be." you know? If you express yourself in one style, that doesn't make your art any less of an art than some other style.

What pisses me off more is when people say that photography isn't an art. You don't get a lot of that but when people say that I want to punch them.

But most artists aren't snobs. (At least the ones I hang around.) So yeah.

Uncertain's picture

Art

They put other people's art down because they probably can't come up with something original themselves.

Especially if they're critisicing manga based on only the visual components and how unrealistic it is. If they want to seek realism, then almost nothing's art. Basing art on strict realism pretty much undermines what art really is.

hellonwheels's picture

me too

and the same goes for other peeps too, not just artists. lol. azul, if ur down w/ the ultimate, check out crumpets...it's almost the same, but not...it's awesome and you run a lot more.

Mental wounds not healing, driving me insane, i'm goin' off the rails on a crazy train- the ozzman

yesac's picture

ummm....that's just a load

ummm....that's just a load of BS...I got to art school and anime exists here.
It's true though, there's a damn lot of Andy Warhol wannabe artists.