Artists. We all know the cliché: beret wearing, cigarette smoking, tortured by inner demons and possibly speaking with a Parisian accent. But does this stereotype really ring true for today’s modern artist? We doubt it.
Positive and negative, we’ve unpacked some of the most clichéd assumptions made about who or what an artist is.
- are perfectionists
- fear mediocrity
- live in a dream world
- speak and hear in colour
- are moody and emotional
- are intense and focussed
- only hang out with fellow creatives
- have keen eyes for beauty
- are endlessly curious
- have very strong opinions about the quality of art
- are always broke, unless they “sell out”
- are “European” (even if not actually from Europe)
- have high standards
- are self-righteous and uncompromising
- are pretentious
- are persistent
- have decadent lifestyles
- are eccentric
- have great fashion sense
- always carry a sketchbook
And there you have it – the top twenty clichés about artists! How well, if at all, do they define you?
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