why is a picture of the Artist important

@savypat (20246)
United States
September 23, 2011 10:45am CST
I have alway admired Art, Music and other talents. But I enjoy what is produced, I have never understood why knowing what the Artist looks like is important. Yet I know that big cocktail table books often show such pictures, they must be popular because I see different ones on sale each year. Is this something that is important to you? Why?
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@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
25 Sep 11
While I do think that there are times that it is very interesting to see what the artists look like, it is not something that I have to be able to see in order to respect an artist of any type. I listen to a lot of music, but it is rare for me to look up the musicians to see what they look like. I read a lot of books, but I really don't pay all that much attention to what the artists look like on their biography pages. As far as artists, it doesn't matter to me what these people look like because their work is beautiful.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
24 Sep 11
Not really. I guess there are people that like to put a name to a face, but it is the art that is important to me. I guess the media thing embedded in us can make a face important though.
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@bagarad (12170)
• Paso Robles, California
26 Sep 11
It's not all that important to me unless I know the artist personally. It might, however, be important to the artist or musician who is being featured. I have met quite a few local artists in the past couple of years, and I often interview them on video in a gallery where several of them have studios. Some of them really like the idea of being featured on You Tube in one of my video interviews or lenses. I think they like the publicity just as much as you might if you were the one being featured in your own field or business. It's not important to me to see the artist's portrait, but I always find them interesting, just as I find a biographical sketch of them interesting. Sometimes it helps in understanding the art a bit more.