What is the difference between being an "entertainer/performer" and an "artist"?
- ProfGene.TogolotLv 72 months agoFavourite answer
A performing artist does not create but interprates the creations of others such as plays, songs, and film scripts. A creative artist writes the songs, plays or movie scripts. Then there is the singer songwriter who does both or the composer conductor who does both. A comedian who writes their own jokes does both but a comedian who has joke writers performs.
- HernandoLv 62 months ago
Those are entirely arbitrary designations.
- Tony BLv 72 months ago
Usually none at all because the people using the word “artist” mean “artiste” - an entertainer or performer.
“Artist” means a painter or sculptor - a person creating works of art.
Obviously, the word “artist” can be used metaphorically to describe a person doing something in a careful, skilful, artistic way - like a con-artist.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Some entertainers are just clowns, not artists.
It's a huge difference.