Hello! Cutie, I am Comic black rainbow.
I have seen some painters interview before, some older painters or artists are often expressed that they don't consider fan art to be art.
There are also many people who do not know how to treat the question of
"Is fan art an art?"
Some people think it is, others think it is not.
If you think so, is it because you think that it is an art as long as creation?
Or as long as you like, the work is called art?
If you don't think so, what do you think is the definition of art?
Looking at the rising trend of fan art, whether the possibility of being called art is higher?
So I also want to talk about my thoughts.
Art is defined as "The product of an implicit aesthetic expression from human factors such as skills, imagination, experience, etc."
Many fan art creators use characters and stories that others have developed do second creating instead of the original.
From an art perspective, artistic creation should show the personality of the creator and the creator can have an emotional connection with the viewer through his own work.
If the foundation of the creation does not come from your own inner things but based on the creation from others, basically, it is difficult for viewers to create emotional connections with fan art creators through second works.
Viewers' emotional links should be connected with original characters and stories.
These views are the main reasons why second creation cannot be called art.
But I think, in terms of the broad definition of art, second creation can still be included in the art field.
But it can be art or not, depending on the creator's skills and ability of expression in creating.
Historically, masters of art such as Michelangelo, Da Vinci, and others have painted Bible-based works.
Doesn't this belong to second creation?
You wouldn't call the master's painting of Jesus is original, but the painting of Jesus from nobody is the second creation, right?
It is the same to paint Jesus. Which of them would be called the work of art?
Since these works are second creations based on biblical characters and stories, why in the art world for hundreds of years, people wonder and explore their great work until now?
The reason lies in how the creators use skills and creative abilities to interpret the works!
If the viewers can only realize the people and things you draw from your painting, they cannot be aware of the thoughts, ideas and spirits to be expressed and interpreted behind your work from the product of your deep skill and creation.
I think it is difficult to reach the level of art.
Perhaps this is the main reason why fan art can't be recognized as art.
Summarize the above arguments, whether a good work of art or not, the point is on how the creator interprets and presents.
I had seen many contemporary painters also like drawing fan art, the skill of painting, and the interpretation of the picture are no less than original painters.
They can make a second personal interpretation in their own way.
This is their ability.
What do you think?
I'm happy that you read this post.
If you ever suspected that painting fan art may not be recognized as art, I hope my personal opinion will enhance your confidence!
Don't give up the pursuit of a better attitude, at least on the way of painting and creating.
Let's work hard together!!!
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