|Originally posted by Joss Weatherby |
I think artist recognition is anti-artistic. Who cares who the artist is, if that matters then the art itself is shallow inherently. As long as it draws an emotional response from the viewer that the viewer appreciates then that is all that matters.
Artist worship is just like DJ worship, douchey.
I actually see what you mean, and don't disagree... though I can think of some excellent examples that work absolutely contrary to what you are saying. One in particular comes to mind, though I am unfortunately not at liberty to share. The point is, most every worthwhile artist works from their experience, whether it be good or bad, and the inspiration for a song may be absolutely contrary to what mutability the witness at large might apply- there is beauty in this, the process to distill instance to a meaningful piece of work. No artist in control of his or her work is removed from this, and it is a thoroughly enriching thing.
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.