About Artist’s Personality
Art Schools give basic knowledge and instill a working discipline, imparting them almost equally among students. It is up to students to absorb the amount they need. There is no time in school to polish artistic personalities. Occasionally, personalities are born with everything needed to fulfill themselves. For most students it is common for some years after graduation to navigate on their own, trying to find themselves, relearn and forget some of what they learned and through their independent work to affirm themselves as respected artists, developing their own unique expression – their artistic personality.
About Artist’s Vocabulary
All painters aspire to have a distinct voice that would be apparent at first glance, to differentiate them from others. For this purpose, they try to expand their visual vocabulary. The further their vocabulary expands and evolves, developing unique characteristics, the easier it is for viewers to identify the artist. It takes artists a lot of practice to develop their own vocabulary and have their artistic personality clearly reflected in their work.
Like in hand writing, for a personal style to emerge, to define its author, it is not enough to know to write words correctly. What is needed is to write them without thinking about the physical process of writing.
Mature artistic expression can only happen when the technique of manipulating the medium of expression does not get in the way. Only then the author’s personal, recognizable style can be observed. It takes a lot of practice to reach a level of mastery where technique and medium do not get in the way, and the artist’s work becomes a direct representation of the artist’s intentions.