Artists do have a moral and ethical responsibility, especially if they are having their art come out into this world. If the artist feels that there would be too much unnecessary negative-ness coming from the public, then the art piece should not be published. Or else he/ or she may be responsible for hate actions or etc. Artwork can definitely be immoral especially when it propagates negative connotations towards a group or people. If an artist were to create a painting to threaten, hurt, or victimize someone else then it is definitely immoral.There is a difference between keeping the public happy and keeping oneself happy. If one is happy with one’s work, then that should be enough. The arts and knowledge perspectives: What knowledge of art can be gained by focusing attention on the artist? Can or should artists’ intentions, and the creative process itself, be understood through observing artists or knowing something of their lives? Is the creative process as important as the final product, even though it cannot be observed directly? Are an artist’s intentions relevant to assessing the work?Can a work of art contain or convey meaning of which the artist is oblivious? If one is to focus attention on the artist, one can make an assumption of what the art piece may be.
Depending on the artists’ personality he or she will continue to make paintings that have his/ her personality included, and a certain trait may seem apparent among his or her paintings. So by focusing attention on the artist, it can help someone else to interpret the artist’s work. To fully observe an artist you must know something of their lives, or else you cannot interpret certain behaviors and the story behind them.
The creative process is definitely important; it tells the story of how it got to the end of the road, the finished product. Although outsiders cannot always see this process, the artist him/ her self can see how he/ she grew. The artist’s intentions are very relevant in assessing its work.
If an artist was only doing it for money and was at a bad point in their life, they might not have a good intention and so their painting may not come out so good as well. A work of art can definitely contain or convey a meaning of which the artist is oblivious of, because art is described by the eye of the beholder.