What does perfection mean to an artist? I am sure that each artist has their own definition of “perfection,” but in general, that means creating something that is aesthetically pleasing and mentally enjoyable. For the artist, making something perfect usually involves coming up with a concept or idea that comes from the artist’s creative mind and then presenting it in some form to another artist so that they can experience it and have their own opinion of it. Typically, an artist will come up with several concepts or ideas and then show them to another artist who will give his or her opinion on the piece.
The final product is then made and it is not only aesthetically pleasing to the person viewing the painting, but to the artist as well. The artist is satisfied with his creation and so is the viewer. The word “perfection” really has no meaning outside of the artistic sense of the artist. Something may be perfectly created and still not be to your liking, that does not mean the piece is not perfect.
What does perfect mean to you? To you, perfect means a creation in which all of the parts fit together and do not appear out of position. To your audience, it must seem like a well-made work of art. When you are presented with a creation, you should be able to walk away and say “that is perfect!” when you look at it again.
Of course, this also takes into account that the artist needs to have a certain level of skill in order to create such perfection. An artist may be able to produce a beautiful portrait of a historical figure, but if he or she cannot create a clear and crisp picture of the face, the portrait will never be perfect. A talented artist can make a lot of beautiful paintings, but he or she needs to know how to create a clear and crisp picture of their subject so that their audience can appreciate the work of art.
So, now back to the original question: what does perfection mean to you? It really comes down to what your artist’s standards are when they make a painting. Do you agree that a beautiful painting is one in which every line, stroke, and color are perfectly placed? Do you think that a well-made and carefully displayed piece is one in which the artist made the most of the colors he or she was able to choose? And do you think that a well-made piece that is enjoyable to look at is perfect?
For most artists, perfection means far more than just being able to locate the right shade of paint for a given subject. It means working toward a certain aesthetic value. To create something perfect, an artist needs to know how to control his or her own emotions, and to create the right emotional reaction in her or his subject. An abstract artist, for instance, is more concerned with creating a meaningful and unique piece of art that touches people on some level – a piece that expresses the artist’s state of mind and emotional attachment to the work.
The concept of perfection is different for every artist, but it is often tied closely to the perfection of the finished work. A beautifully painted and printed book, for example, would be considered “perfect” by many a professional artist. In fact, it would almost be considered the ultimate achievement in the field. And although the book might not in reality be perfect in every particular way, the overall effect would be considered as such.
So, what does perfection mean for artists? It means a certain level of quality and excellence in a given creation. When you view a painting, you should be able to look beyond the physical appearance to see the soul of the work. When you view a magazine cover, you should be able to look beyond the basic layout and see the person who created the image behind the scenes. For most artists, the perfection of their art comes when their overall vision and style has been completely realized, when all the parts have fallen into place and serve to enhance each other. It is not when the work appears perfect that truly defines perfection; it is when the artist’s mind and heart have come together to create a masterpiece that truly deserves the title of “perfect”.