Friday, February 27, 2009

Everyone is an Artist


The statement Joseph Beuys makes in this video pretty much sums it up for me.
Every human being is an artist.
I don't only call artists those people who are painters or who play the piano.
Or who are composers or writers.
To me, a nurse is also an artist
So is a doctor or a teacher
And so is a student, or any young person responsible for his own development.
The essential definition of a human being is that of "artist."
All other definitions of the word "art" lead back to the idea that there are artists and non-artists
Of people who can do something and others who can't.

1 comment:

Steve Dahlberg said...

On a related note:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZT8rjPTbuw