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.
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Famous quotes containing the word artist:
“An artist chooses his subjects: that is the way he praises.”
—Friedrich Nietzsche (18441900)
“Any artist should be grateful for a naïve grace which puts him beyond the need to reason elaborately.”
—Saul Bellow (b. 1915)
“and so this tree
Oh, that such our death may be!
Died in sleep, and felt no pain,
To live in happier form again:
From which, beneath Heavens fairest star,
The artist wrought this loved guitar;”
—Percy Bysshe Shelley (17921822)