As I was reading Art Biz Blog I came across an interesting question and since it made me stop and think, I decided it would be a good question to pass along and find out your thoughts.
The originial piece can be found here: Deep Thought Thursday: Commissioned art
Here's what it asks, "Is commissioned art inherently of lesser quality?"
"Does the fact that you, the artist, must please another person with the work make it less important? Or does it mean that it is somehow tainted, impure?"
Wow, that's sort of deep, I think. At first I blurted out "NO!" Then, I thought,..."Well it can, at times, compromise an artist's signature style or way of producing their art." (We're not just talking jewelry designs here either - all forms of art are included in this question.)
Hmmm,......(Remember that? "Things that make you go 'hmmm'?)
Whether you're an artist or a designer, a person who just knows what they like and what they don't, an avid collector of various types of art, a business person, whatever,.......let me know what you think and let's get this discussion going, shall we?
Until Next Time,
Peace, Love and Art In All Forms!!