Talent In The Visual Arts

by Jollyon Hooley
(Heliotrobus )

Talent Quote

Talent Quote

Have you even thought, as an artist that you are (in drawing at least) what actual talent is?

A definition in Wikipedia; Aptitude, a talent is a group of aptitudes useful for some activities; talents may refer to aptitudes themselves.

And another one here; A commercial weight or Measurement. There are varying definitions in other dictionaries.

Aptitudedoes not really give the correct definition even though it comes from Wikipedia.

From the World Dictionary comes this description:
capability; ability; innate or acquired capacity for something; talent: "She has a special aptitude for drawing and Sketching"

There are other synonyms for aptitude; maybe this will give you a better idea of what talent by having a look at these?

Aptitude: readiness or quickness in learning; intelligence:
"placed in honors classes because of his general aptitude".


"the state or quality of being apt; special fitness." That does not tell you much, does it?

Talent is basically you are head and shoulders above the 'norm' in any sphere or activity.

"Better than just the average"

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