Yesterday in class we were talking about Collingwood’s distinction between what is “Art” and what is “Craft”.

He states that Craft evokes emotion, is purposeful and intentional, and that the product is known in advance. This is not the case with Art which is an expression of emotion and serious/proper art does not have this sense that the outcome/product is known in advance.

My question is, if someone says “I am an artist. I create art”, does that mean he is really a crafter because he knows in advance that he will create a piece of art?

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