What is the difference between being an "entertainer/performer" and an "artist"?

4 Answers

  • 4 months ago
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    A performing artist does not create but interprates the creations of others such as plays, songs, and film scripts. A creative artist writes the songs, plays or movie scripts. Then there is the singer songwriter who does both or the composer conductor who does both. A comedian who writes their own jokes does both but a comedian who has joke writers performs.

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    Those are entirely arbitrary designations.

  • Tony B
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    Usually none at all because the people using the word “artist” mean “artiste” - an entertainer or performer.

     “Artist” means a painter or sculptor - a person creating works of art.

    Obviously, the word “artist” can be used metaphorically to describe a person doing something in a careful, skilful, artistic way - like a con-artist.

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    Some entertainers are just clowns, not artists.

    It's a huge difference.

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