Wednesday, March 24, 2010

WHERE'S THE TALENT?

When you speak of artistry – that of any sort – you see that there is this very thin line that is growing thinner by the day which is the progression of thought that art is relative. You may not like what one else may call art but if you don’t like it take a hike. That I can accept but what I can’t is when you call something art that takes absolutely no talent to do.

When you speak of artistry – that of any sort – you see that there is this very thin line that is growing thinner by the day which is the progression of thought that art is relative. You may not like what one else may call art but if you don’t like it take a hike. That I can accept but what I can’t is when you call something art that takes absolutely no talent to do.

Art has got to have some skill involved (read talent). Now all talent is not taught and the most impressive talent has been that that has been self taught in most cases. So what says what is talent and what is not? Well, there is no line dividing the two either but we have to understand that art is an increasingly growing realm and a new form of art comes up sooner than you think that is a result of the changes that have taken place in society.

What is essential to the whole aspect of whether or not there is some talent involved (and make no mistake that there should be) is that there is some craft that you need to know be actually to be able to be good at it – whether its polished and formally taught, spontaneous and made up as you go along or just something is in the making as it comes. Of course there’s that soul factor that you just can’t ignore – when it really comes from deep down. That’s what separates the bathroom singer who doesn’t have it and the really good singer who does – talent (read real talent).

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