Andrew, LO28267, writes:
>Fred, Ray, At and LO
> > In the case of a soloist, there is only the artist and the
> > instrument, be it a piano or the artist's voice.
>Do people using various dictionaries in America and/or South Africa recognise
>the distinctions between an 'artisan' an 'artiste' and an 'artist'?
Hmm. Interesting question. Like At, you drove me to my dictionary (just
one this time). "Artisan," as I thought, is basically a craftsman (Oops;
craftsperson). Artist and artiste are listed as synonyms, however, it
seems clear that "artiste" refers to artists in the performing arts
whereas "artist" refers primarily to anyone who produces works in any of
the arts but, especially, the fine arts (e.g., painting and sculpture).
Hmm, again. Okay, so let me rewrite the sentence of mine above:
In the case of a soloist, there is only the artisan and the
instrument, be it a piano or the artisan's voice.
Nah. I don't like that. Let's try it again.
In the case of a soloist, there is only the artiste and the
instrument, be it a piano or the artiste's voice.
Well, it's better than artisan and probably more correct than artist.
Rick: Would you please insert the sentence above in place of the old one
in my original posting? :-)
As y'all can see, I don't have nearly enough to do to keep me busy and out
[Host's Note: Fred, I'll revise your earlier post. Thanks all for your
delicious contributions here! ..Rick]
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