When it comes to art? Yes.Originally Posted by Agent Orange 216
If you want to know what makes great art ask the great artists. I have. They all said hard work, and a little talent. All of them.
In my experience the angst artists are those who are not great but seek to elivate their art by claiming it's an expression of their suffering. "Oh woe is me. Look how great I am."
I return to my previous point. Based on your logic you can claim that all art is based on happiness as easily as suffering. Without happiness you cannot understand suffering, without suffering you cannot understand happiness. That does not mean that expressions of joy are a reflection of misery any more then misery could be called a reflection of joy. They're not mirrors, they're opposites. The other side of the coin. You need both sides to pay the price of understanding, but to give credit soley to one is to deny the complete existance, the whole.