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Actors Who Like To Act Like Artists!

Updated: Nov 11, 2023

Art creation is not easy, Art creation is not just the process of randomly pouring some paint on a canvas and having a photograph standing in front of an easel!!

Art is an immortal philosophical, aesthetic, emotional, and conceptual visual message.

Art creation is like spending hours and hours of your day in your workshop trying to contain your emotions in a jar. Yes, Art is serious business.

Actors Who Turned To Be Artist

It seems that some actors like Lucy Liu, Jim Carrey, Johnny Depp, and others love getting messy in front of the easel.

Though Some actors have landed exhibitions in museums or even sold pieces for six-figure sums, It’s hard to take an actor who paints seriously. Actors' social life is simply the opposite of artists' solitude in their studios.

The Actor Lucy Liu painting in her studio
The Actor Lucy Liu painting in her studio

Since the outbreak created by the Dada artists in the early 19th century, the anti-art movement had gradually become more and more prominent in the Art scene. The Dada Anti-art movement left the door wide open for everyone to get messy in front of the canvas.

It seems that some actors like Lucy Liu, Jim Carrey, Johnny Depp, and others were somehow inspired by the Dada Art or Anti-Art movement.

Dada Anti-Art Movement Left The Door Open For A Wide Array Of Creation.

Dadaism was an informal international art movement of the European avant-garde in the early 20th century, Dadaist activities lasted until the mid-1920s.

The term anti-art characterizes Dada works that challenge accepted definitions of art. Dada philosophy is the most paralyzing and destructive thing that has ever originated under the name of art.

After World War I, a group of artists and ideologists believed that the bourgeois capitalist society had led people to war.

The group expressed their rejection of bourgeois ideology in what they called "Dada artistic expression" that appeared to reject logic and embrace chaos and irrationality.

Dada's early center was in Zürich, Switzerland, at the Cabaret Voltaire (the name of a short-lived artistic nightclub in Zürich, Switzerland in 1916).

Prominent Dadaists published manifestos, but the movement was loosely organized and there was no central hierarchy. On 14 July 1916, Ball originated the seminal Dada Manifesto. There is no consensus on the origin of the Dada movement's name.

The Dada movement rejected the logic, reason, and aestheticism of modern capitalist society. The Dada anti-art movement represented the opposite of Art. Art was concerned with traditional aesthetics, Dada ignored aesthetics.

The most prominent example of Dada Art was Duchamp's submission of "Fountain", a urinal, to the Society of Independent Artists exhibit in 1917. The show committee didn't consider the Fountain as an art piece and rejected it from the show.

Dada Art Example, The Fountain, By Marcel Duchamp, 1917
Dada Art Example, The Fountain, By Marcel Duchamp, 1917

Dada artists' works are nothing more than an insane spectacle of collective homicide. Dada was a phenomenon born in the struggles of the postwar economic and moral crisis. Dada was a systematic work of destruction and demoralization... In the end, it became nothing but an act of sacrilege.

So, could someone combine an actor's lifestyle with the Artist solitude?

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