reality xpressionWhen you see another person or individual copy or use your original idea or innovation as their own, that is not pleasant., is it? The world is filled with people of various areas of human endeavour who got their foots in the door simply through imitation! They copy the works and style of others who came before them, or is more outstanding than they are., and use that as foundation or base for their success.
          However, in the world of arts, especially the fine arts, lifting or copying the works of other artists is a serious matter that have led to most artists being unable to develop individual style or identity. In case you do not know what the word 'plagiarism' means, I'll save you the time for going to check your dictionary by defining it right here.
          Plagiarism is the "wrongful appropriation" and "stealing and publication" of another author's "language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions" and the representation of them as one's own original work. You have seen it now., plagiarism is considered academic dishonesty and a breach of journalistic ethics. Before I move ahead to state the reasons why plagiaristic artists are no real artists, which is the title of this write-up, allow me to quote the word of legendary artist Pablo Picasso., "Good artists copy while great artists steal". If you don't understand this statement, then let me narrow it down by explaining in brief the last three words. The last three words explain that a great artist uses the idea, theme, style or subject of another artist to create or formulate his own work and idea. This is why it is called "stealing", not direct "copying" which is plagiarism.
          Below are reasons why plagiaristic artists are not considered real artists:-
> Plagiaristic artists mostly copy or lift the works of others.
> They produce knock-off works.
> They don't use their creativity., or most of the time lacks creative imagination.
> They are usually bereft of ideas that make an original artist, so they end up not having an identity.
> Most plagiaristic artists only take art or practice art as fun. As a result, they don't have need to develop originality or technical skill.
          These are the reasons why plagiaristic artists don't fall into the category of "real artists". For the real artists out there, i'll add that plagiarism is not in itself a crime, but can constitute copyright infringement. In academia and industry, it is a serious ethical offense.
          So, which other reasons do you know? Share it by putting it down into the comment section below, your inputs is welcomed.