Emil Br?nnstr?m wrote:
a certain way to see things and there are no proof that this certain way can't be aquired at a very young age.
I agree with you,
art is vision, followed by realizing that vision. I could even call it wisdom. Original thinking must require some kind of wisdom.
Are we born with wisdom, or can we acquire it later? I tend to think the latter.
How come some will never aquire wisdom? May be because they lack the urge to look for the truth.
Is obvious in some cases, like Mozart. But there are other cases where talent was invisible for the most part of the individual's life: such as in the case of Van Gogh (he was almost middle-aged before he realized it, and even then, most people ignored him as "untalented", and "crazy" all his life - hardly the signs of talent). Later, people realized that he was more talented than many others who displayed "obvious talent" from an early age.
If it was so black and white that we are born with talent, or not, these cases shouldn't have happened.
And why is it that some "talented" artists can produce a great work at a certain time in their life, and then completely "lose it", producing mediocre works for the rest of their lives (there are countless examples of this). If one is born with it, aren't one supposed to permanently have it? Or may be the artist has decided that he is going to hide his talent for a while..:).
I have no idea, and I am not pretending that I know the answer either.
There is a saying that "if you think you know the truth, chances are that you will never find it".