This was inspired by an interesting topic sprung from the following photo
How many of the people in those professions do freelance work in each respective profession? Many artists get commissioned to do a myriad of varied jobs that are esoteric to their artistic passion. I’m unsure, besides graphic design, if firms which hire multiple artists exist to serve whatever demand exists for whatever genre or multiple genres they hire talent to create. But if it did, it may be a safer bet than solely relying on freelance work.
In an epoch where most any facet of life can be digitalized I’m not seeing a large demand for art. I’m not a large fan of most forms of art myself; so perhaps I’m just biased. My point is that during the years of the Egyptians circa Tut, or Aristotle, or even George VIII live performances, paintings, poetry/other written works, sculptures, etc were the only ways to entertain and/or record/convey history/current events. With the advent of the internet, television, Netflix, why bother with a painting that only conveys a handful of thematic matter? I’m not trying to deprecate the forms of art that I mentioned. I’m weighing their demand against the demand of other forms of contemporary genres of art. Cultures evolve. What is popular one day/century may not be relevant in the next. Artistic heir apparents exist just like people no longer use certain surgical procedures or business models. Out with the old, in with the new. Come now, lad, no reason to brood.