• Xavier Greffe
Part of the Creativity, Heritage and the City book series (CHC, volume 1)


The artist is a familiar figure in western societies as he provides them with images as well as aesthetic, critical and messianic values. But as the artist’s image evolves, people believe that he can generate new activities, while some even consider him capable of pioneering fresh development. For a long time, it was believed that the artist combined in his person both ingenuity and virtuosity, though in varying proportions: he was the embodiment of a particular skill, an exceptional talent or genius, a quality that was enough by itself to determine the existence and recognition of a work of art. But today, he is seen as a more complex being: more often than not he is part of a network, he needs the support of other artistic skills, he has to establish his presence in the world of art so that he is known and his skills are recognised, he must look after and protect his interests in the form of intellectual property rights, etc.


Artistic Enhancement Artistic Creation Creative Industry Artistic Activity Artistic Product 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xavier Greffe
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  1. 1.University Paris I Panthéon-SorbonneParisFrance

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