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What is an Artist?

-“Lost Data” by

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 valid, but less common, and mostly restricted to contexts like criticism.

-The Portal by

The Greek word “techně”, often translated as “art,” implies mastery of any sort of craft. The adjectival Latin form of the word, “technicus”, became the source of the English words technique, technology, technical.

– ” Grand Pyramid” by

The word art derives from the Latin “ars” (stem art-), which, although literally defined, means “skill method” or “technique”, and conveys a connotation of beauty.

– Glitch Goddess by

During the Middle Ages the word artist already existed in some countries such as Italy, but the meaning was something resembling craftsman, while the word artesan was still unknown. An artist was someone able to do a work better than others, so the skilled excellency was underlined, rather than the activity field. In this period some “artisanal” products (such as textiles) were much more precious and expensive than paintings or sculptures.

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The first division into major and minor arts dates back at least to the works of Leon Battista Alberti (1404–1472): De re aedificatoria, De statua, De pictura, which focused on the importance of the intellectual skills of the artist rather than the manual skills (even if in other forms of art there was a project behind)

-“Seraphim Pistols” by

With the Academies in Europe (second half of 16th century) the gap between fine and applied arts was definitely set.

-“Skyla”, created by Darryl Crosby

Many contemporary definitions of “artist” and “art” are highly contingent on culture, resisting aesthetic prescription, in much the same way that the features constituting beauty and the beautiful cannot be standardized easily without corruption into kitsch.

-“Exaltation” by

The present day concept of an ‘artist’

-“A Prayer On Gentle Wings”, illustrated by Darantha (Linda Lithén) on

Artist is a descriptive term applied to a person who engages in an activity deemed to be an art. An artist also may be defined unofficially as “a person who expresses him- or herself through a medium”. The word is also used in a qualitative sense of, a person creative in, innovative in, or adept at, an artistic practice.

-“Santeria: The Goddess Kiss”, illustrated by Ramartwork on Character created by

Most often, the term describes those who create within a context of the fine arts or ‘high culture‘, activities such as drawing, painting, sculpture, acting, dancing, writing, filmmaking, new media, photography, and music—people who use imagination, talent, or skill to create works that may be judged to have an aesthetic value. Art historians and critics define artists as those who produce art within a recognized or recognizable discipline. Contrasting terms for highly skilled workers in media in the applied arts or decorative arts include artisan, craftsman, and specialized terms such as potter, goldsmith or glassblower. Fine arts artists such as painters succeeded in the Renaissance in raising their status, formerly similar to these workers, to a decisively higher level, but in the 20th century the distinction became rather less relevant.

-“Amazon Warrior”, illustrated by Junior Beckley

-“Jordan 4 Personified”, illustrated by Christian Amiel Miranda

-“Geomancy”, illustrated by

-model Adja Kaba art by

-“Bastille” by

-“Lost Boy”, illustrated by Karl Levy on

-Developmental art for dynasty of the magi, illustrated by Mshindo Kuumba medias.

-by Tony Jackson

-“Dark Waters”, created by

-“Spear Of Justice”, illustrated by Choro on

-“Temple Of Modren”, illustrated by Mitchell Malloy


-“Cleric”, illustrated by izzyh art

-the unknown lyricist

-“Kayle Valkyrie”, illustrated by Gilis Dominique on

-“Setekh”, created by Jared Krichevsky

When Jackson (James Spader) and O’Neil (Kurt Russell) are taken to see Ra (Jaye Davidson), O’Neil’s secret intentions are revealed.

This lucrative, elephantine-budgeted sci-fi opus paved the way for director Roland Emmerich’s mega-hit Independence Day (1996). The story commences in Giza, Egypt, circa 1928, where an archaeological expedition unearths an ancient ring with cryptic hieroglyphs. The film then moves to the present day, where Egyptologist Daniel Jackson (James Spader) is busily trying to convince a group of skeptics that the pyramids were not built by man, but by an extraterrestrial force. After the lecture, a military man approaches him and offers him a job translating the said ring; its inscriptions actually constitute a map to a massive stargate (or interstellar portal). The army sends over resident crackpot colonel Jack O’Neill (Kurt Russell) to travel through the stargate and see what’s on the other side; Jackson accompanies him, and the two men turn up in a desert planet on the other side of the universe, with three moons in its sky. The world in question is ruled by Ra (Jaye Davidson), a hermaphroditic Egyptian sun god, who oppresses hordes of slave workers. Jackson and O’Neill then join forces to help the said workers revolt against their oppressor.

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-“Famine”, illustrated by black moonrose 13 (colours) and deviant ashtareth (lines).

-“Shaman”, illustrated by rabbit pie

– David Banner “Before The Box” by

-“Priestess Of Nku”, illustrated by Shakira Rivers, artwork commissioned by Milton Davis

-“Hellcat”, modelling by Poisenivy, photography by Stefan Gesell.

-“Cheetah Men”, created by riabovitchev

– “Oxumare”, illustrated by Monroe Rodriguez Singh

-“Olokun & Daughters”, illustrated by Monroe De Exu Singh

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-“Jellyfish”, illustrated by Anastasia Wyatt on

-“Captain Nina”, illustrated by Mervin Kaunda.

-Mermaid illustration by taranicole whitaker for Mermay medias

-Fan art by of the true merman

-“I Am Not A Pop Star”, illustrated by Kari Günther

-“The Dove”, created by Karice Martin.

-“High Octane” by

–“Lady Warmachine”, illustrated by Tony Jackson 

-Turbine by

-“Garnet”, illustrated by Alejandro Giraldo Vargas on

-“I Am Their Fury, I Am Their Patience”, illustrated by Jainai Jeffries

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