Question: Some people believe that it is the innate talents make a person an artist. While others think that it is the efforts a person put in that make the person an artist. Which do you prefer and why?
In terms of the nature or nurture problem, I may say it’s the mutual influence that makes a person an artist. However, I think the inborn talent is more crucial than the effort.
Firstly, art appreciation requires an advanced value system and an appreciation system, which is not frequently seen among the public and art is different from other tasks that the experiences could be accumulated over the course of lifetime.
Secondly, the primitive attitude towards art and ability in approaching an art piece cannot quite be acquired in a systematical learning from where I stand.