April 29, 2019

Can anyone be an artistic genius?

Can anyone be an artistic genius?

Morgan Barnett, 21

In reference to Schopenhauer’s philosophy on aesthetics, it is important to ask this question. Arthur Schopenhauer is known in having contributed the most work towards the idea of aesthetics. Asking the question ‘can anyone be a genius’ helps us understand the relationship between the artist and their work, and helps us distinguish what steps can be taken to achieve ‘genius’.