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POLL: Miniature Painting: Art or Craft?


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Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP writes:

Depends on the skill of the painter and priorities of the gamer. I can be one or the other.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
art
61
35%
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craft
92
53%
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no opinion
22
13%
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POLL IS CLOSED
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Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP notices:

Here's the definitions I'm operating under: Art attempts to say something beyond what is being portrayed. A statue of a woman is more about concepts such as beauty, youth, form, etc, whereas craft is simply representations of a known or imagined thing.

So my answer is wargame miniatures, and even display miniatures, while employing tools and techniques an artist would use in their creation, are just crafts and do not rise to the level of art.

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this pre-poll discussion.