The Patron and The Muse

The Renaissance era was paid for by the patron and inspired by the muse.

In today’s culture we have made art an industry with a formula to success. We no longer have patrons we have artistic business developers looking to wrap a business model around the art.  The idea of art for the sake of art has become something we look down on.

Why?

Why would any one get into entertainment and not celebrate the artistic side of it?

Several hundred years ago what allowed for the renaissance to even happen was the wealthy giving handouts to artists to be the artists they are.

The patrons paid for the artists lives.

They paid for the artists supplies. They paid so they could revel in the art and show to their friends who they discovered.

Back then people understood that being an artist is a way of life and not something you do after work or on the weekends. Today we have little respect for any artist unless they have gone through the approved system.

Look back what the renaissance gave us using this model that history has shown works really well. It worked really well for 300 years. In fact it  worked better than any system applied to art since.

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The Renaissance’s intellectual basis was its own invented version of humanism, derived from the rediscovery of classical Greek philosophy, such as that of Protagoras, who said, that “Man is the measure of all things.” This new thinking became manifest in art, architecture, politics, science and literature. Early examples were the development of perspective in oil painting and the recycled knowledge of how to make concrete. Although the invention of metal movable type sped the dissemination of ideas from the later 15th century, the changes of the Renaissance were not uniformly experienced across Europe.

If you can’t market or brand your art than it’s worthless.

Art is not about marketing or branding to the masses and creating the next trend for people to follow.

That is soulless bastards and bitches who wouldn’t know art if it walked up and slapped the taste out of their mouth.

The muse that inspires the artist can vary, however I myself often find me inspired by romantic love or the idea of it. I find it often inspires me to step it up and own me and what I’m doing.

I recently had a conversation with someone wanting to get into entertainment however doesn’t want to do any scripted shows.

The reaction I kept in check and didn’t give was “Are you fucking kidding me?”

Here’s why.

Take a look at this site.

I have two sets of fictional stories that lend themselves to TV and film rather easily.

I have a few cartoon ideas as well.

I also have access to a repository of scripts that vary in genre.

I know others who are producing scripted work I would love to be a creative producer on.

One of the shows is a children’s cartoon and all the characters are dogs.

I have more than few people lined up already.

I am a scripted entertainment network waiting to happen.

What I need is one or more patrons, investors, whatever you want to call yourself.

I don’t need entertainment professionals, I need artistic professionals.

 

I do sell my services for consultation and for speaking at fundraisers or on video to encourage people to give when it comes to crowdfunding campaigns.

I’m an artist with a business background so I understand both sides and can translate for each side to assist them in understanding why they are both wrong and both right.

With all the strong intelligent women in this world, I never run out of muses to inspire me to rage on as the independent artist I am.

In everything I write I think about the audience and I find the most inspiring pieces, based on feedback, are the ones I let the women in my life inspire me to write. I find the pieces that people connect to the most are the ones inspired by the muse that is She.

I watched a video on Youtube today that inspired this piece. It was about owning who you are and what you do and why.

Another artist drew this below. I can do other stuff however Max The Artist is who I am.

Max The Artist

 

. Caricature created by artist Sisi Smiles.

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