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- April 11, 2019
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When it comes to expressing some things or people as being noble, a few tenets could come to mind. To be a fine artist, rather than, say, a commercial artist or graphic design specialist, in this day and age could be characterized as being noble. But perhaps it could be suggested further that to be a fine artist that produces mostly functional fine art is also acting rather smartly. Why would this be so?
And what makes fine art functional these days? To suggest that fine art, utilizing a variety of primitive materials; oils, acrylics, charcoal, water colors, to name a few popular examples, means that it is serving any number of purposes.
And indeed, the more successful the fine artist is with her work, the more it turns out to be commercial in the long run. And so this is why her initially noble acts turn out to be rather smart. She is able to earn a good keep from her produced art works on a consistent and long-term basis.
In this day and age, it could not have been so for the traditional fine artist who would grin and bear his efforts on the sidewalk with little more than a passing interest and stipends, here and there, to show for it. As such, it has never been easy to make a living as a fine artist. That goes for most of the arts.
It has been so since time immemorial. Functional fine art has commercial value. Although it does have the ability to realize a good return for the commissioning patron, this does not refer to the exponential monetary value of the painting or mural. It refers instead, to its contribution to draw attention to the patron’s own commercial enterprises.