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Art is Stamp by ultravioletbat Art is Stamp by ultravioletbat
EDIT: For those of you who do not have a paid subscription on DA, I have made the stamp into a plz!

:iconartis1plz::iconartis2plz:

Because without -all- of you, the stamp's message would fall on deaf ears.

Also, I've modified that stamp a little, taking away its drop-shadow and changing the typography so hopefully, though its just words is a little more appealing to look at now.

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Never thought I'd ever make one of these, but lately been wanting to make several little stamps.

Anyone is welcome to use it. You don't have to but it would be nice to hear from you if you do wind up using it. :)

It is a simple one, no fancy images just a simple statement of which I think some people need reminding :3

Art is subjective, just because you don't like something, doesn't mean it is not art. Reversely, if you like it it does not mean that it is. What defines art for one person is completely different for the next.

I could speak on this subject in far more depth, but I don't think I need to. It's been said before me and I am sure it will be a topic of some debate long into the future, as long as people have opinions. :3
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:iconthetardisidris:
THETARDISIDRIS Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
using thanks! :D
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meluvcheese22 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
using, thank you.
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Flowerpetalkim Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
I like it and I am using it, I just love it and it will be the perfect addition to my profile :) Thanks a lot! :D
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:icontheantsaboy94:
TheAntsaBoy94 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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The art we produce is no different from our other actions as a mean of self-expression. Thus, if we can say "I do good" while actually doing wrong, we can also give a wrong message through our art, and thus there's, by all likelihood, always someone out there better able to analyse and tell what our artwork actually means, represents and tells about us as the artist. Whoever that someone is or however we could tell that (they're right) is a whole another topic. The point is, that artists are still just human beings, so they can't decide what is the right way to interpret anything, not even their own actions. No, they can only tell what they're supposed to mean, but if they've failed to express just that, then they've failed and that's that!


Oh wait, you're talking about the definition of art and not its meaning? Well, in that case you're absolutely right! I just wanted to make sure, that the stated point is understood here.
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ExplosiveSquid Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
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You're right that art is a type of self-expression. But that means that by creating a piece of art, the artist is trying to express some idea; in other words, they create a piece with a certain meaning in mind. That's what it means to the artist, regardless of how other people interpret it. Art can be viewed from many different perspectives, and rarely means the same thing to different people. 

There's no such thing as a "wrong message". The only way one's interpretation of a piece of art could be incorrect is if they apply it to something tangible and disprovable (ie: this art means that concrete is made of fish). What a piece of art "actually means" is entirely subjective. Even if it's a sort of Freudian slip on part of the artist, it still means something to them separate from that. Even if they're the only person that sees it in the way they intended, it still carries that meaning (for them). 

Note that our understandings of motifs, symbols, and words are learned-- it's not difficult for them to mean different things to different people, and no one interpretation is the "right one". The only potential failure would be of the artist being unable to transmit that meaning to other people. Which, in the case of more avant-garde art forms, is not even always intended. And that's a message in itself.
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TheAntsaBoy94 Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Originally I thought, that "what me make of it" referred to its message, but what you said makes more sense. Art is artist's personal message expressed in a personal way, regardless how it may be interpreted. That is, by sense, what they're making of it.

Art is entirely subjective? Assuming there's anything absolute, I find it hard to believe, that such an intentional expression could be only viewed subjectively. It'd then be only a matter of considering all the factors and make a far judgment. It may be impossible for us humans, but there are many other things within our reality, that surpasses our capabilities to do just that.
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cookieeatspenguins Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014   Digital Artist
YAS PREACH
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HUANGXUELI Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
I'd tell this to the person who bullied me few months ago.

So ignorant.
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Pinkster7 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
;____;
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PerragrinesPen Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used on my journal. This is a beautiful and creative stamp. SO faving this as well.
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DragonPud Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with this 100% :nod: Definitely using this next time :}
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monstermaster13 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I have to agree,  there are certain cases in which that's happened to me.   Like I do lists of my favorite things but yet some people do not think that they belong in my gallery and rather should just be a personal thing,  which I personally disagree with because well...i'm stating my opinions on things I like and don't like and we are all entitled to opinions in one form or anything,   I respect this person/user and all but sometimes there are just certain times where I disagree with them.   Everyone likes and dislikes different things.
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EskeWolf406 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Art is based from what each of artists are great at. Thanks for the stamp it is neat :-)
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OmNomNomNomKitty Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm going to use this in my bio if it is ok.
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:iconxpegasus12:
xpegasus12 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
You are awesome.:D (Big Grin) 
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:iconpaulinaghost:
paulinaghost Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
Very true.
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:iconpa-doodl3:
PA-DOODL3 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Student General Artist
t.h.a.n.k. y.o.u. I feel much better now
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JR-Imagery Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I used this in my group #Artistic-Potential
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piyoh99 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always find that true. It doesn't matter if your art is very simple because you don't know how to pose. Or you're an anime expert. Art is Art. No matter how simple. In fact. I'm actually the former who usually draws simple things and draw people without fingers or a nose. I just find that way of my art "cute"
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KyzerKech Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013   General Artist
I could go and explain art's original existence and how its actually a trade not something people do as simple as breathing, and that it is a skill that is desired and honed, not a "gift" but meh... xD

that would take an awful long time, buuut people are allowed their opinions over cold hard historical fact and proof anyday apparently :eyes:
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duncundog Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm gonna put this on my page, ok? :D I'll make sure I credit you! :D
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Superartist825 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
:)
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hellanugget Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
actually,now anyone can use stamps. no membership needed. they copy and paste this: :thumb110930438:
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Maiko-Girl Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:heart:A Great Stamp,My Compliments:heart:
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EnglandPunk Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks for making this! :#1:
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Aellostriker2 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is so inspiring!
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ultravioletbat Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
<3
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Animeshooter Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I Love it! i have a question....... how do you use this? :?
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:iconultravioletbat:
ultravioletbat Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
For you, you link to both of these accounts:

[link]
[link]

Using : either side of the account names, like so,

: aertis1plz :: aertis2plz :

But without the spaces.
Hope that helps and havn't messed up the comment coding x3
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Animeshooter Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh thnx!:iconpikachuglompplz: :iconthanksplz:
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:iconultravioletbat:
ultravioletbat Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
Most welcome :)
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Armand-G Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
no you're wrong ! Art is [insert/whatIlike] and [insert/whatIdo] ! not [insert/thingsIdontlike] !



:boo:
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:icons31ka:
S31KA Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Seriously?? -facepalm-
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:icondekler:
Dekler Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Finally. I'm so sick of the "x isn't art" comments.
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:iconsiosin:
sioSIN Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the truest of trues in this untruthful world
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BlueStarbieHedgehog Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:cries: Too...true...
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epicnarutard Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011   Writer
true words!
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psychotara Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You took the words right out of my mouth. Thanks for making it into a Plz as well. :hug:
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xRedxAkatsukixPumkin Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AGREED!
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kyodie666 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
I love it and I totally agree! Faved!

I want to start making stamps but I'm not sure how to do it.
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DarkHallows1000 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
So true!
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:iconultravioletbat:
ultravioletbat Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
:)
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Sgtkneecaps Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thats not true :\ I mean art is nothing without the audience. The artist dies, and the audience lives on. So in all fairness art is what they make of it. If I only made art for myself then I wouldn't be sharing it on a website, and honestly I wouldn't have nearly as much fulfillment as I have with it now without knowing that people are seeing it. Art is about expressing yourself, and to keep it huddled down inside for your own gain is exhausting and fruitless. How can you grow if you don't seek to understand what the audience thinks?
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ultravioletbat Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
I think you maybe misunderstand what was being said, a bit. ^^;
Infact, your statement is actually in agreement with what is being said ^^:

All I am saying is art is subjective, "you" is anyone :)
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Sgtkneecaps Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
aaah you is anyone. :) I got it now ^.^

I didn't have any rudeness or rant to my tone at all, just so you know. I don't talk like that >.> didn't mean any disrespect.
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:iconultravioletbat:
ultravioletbat Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
I didn't think so, so don't worry :)
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Sakura123Cha Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
My motto is...

"An artist only needs to please him/herself. Not others"

Love this stamp. <3
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xXREapERCHiLDXx Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well when you join DA you're going to be pleasing or displeasing people by default. That's why there are watchers and friends.
If you only want to please yourself, why do you join sites where many people can view your art and be pleased or displeased by it?
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S31KA Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
What they mean is, as long as you're happy with your work, it doesn't matter what others say.
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xXREapERCHiLDXx Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well if it doesn't matter what others say, why post it up on deviantART where people can comment on it and tell you what they think

It makes no sense. If you want to keep your art for yourself, don't post it online. Because then it won't be for you, it'll be for you AND anybody else who sees it.
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