Writer In Florence Ela Vasilescu

Day 111 – What makes an artist an artist?


What is it that you are allowed to do as an artist when your words and opinion mean something to the world out there? What is the artist’s meaning to others who are listening, admiring and following him? Should he be a teacher or impose a certain conduit on his followers, or should he be excused to be himself, just because his way is why others look up to him? Who or what makes an artist famous or worth speaking about? Is it the people who glance at his work or the work itself? Is it the impact of the work or his own mirror?

I have been working with lots of different artists for a long time now and I can tell you for a fact that each and every one of them see life in a very unique way and all of them have had some kind of impact on me, either if it was a good or a bad one, but the thing I just haven’t quite figured out yet is what makes them so appealing to the world. Sometimes it can be their work and sometimes it can be the story behind it, or maybe it’s both.

Is it that artists are in fact “alien” creatures that can never be figured out or is it that the people around them make them seem like that. So many questions that circle in my head and none of them have any answers what so ever today; maybe someday… or maybe I won’t get to know the answers because sometimes a mystery is beautiful just because it’s a mystery.

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Ela Vasilescu

I’m a writer based in Florence, Italy.

Human nature inspires me, different cultures, traditions, folk stories and the differences which make us unique. Documenting stories is a privilege, a glimpse into humanity, an unforgettable experience, one which I embrace and honour every day.

If you have a story twitching in the back of your pocket, one that is ready to be told, shared and heard, chances are I will be ready to listen; so don’t hesitate to send me an email.

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By Ela Vasilescu
Writer In Florence Ela Vasilescu