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Literature is also Art [STAMP] by Lentertament Literature is also Art [STAMP] by Lentertament
First off Yes I have got Photoshop again, back to work people.

Second This is something that interests me a bit, now I joined a group so I could post some of my stories related to the group only to find that there was no category for literature works, when I went to the FAQ I found that they accepted pretty much everything EXCEPT written works.

Now I (and Iím not sure if people also agree) feel that even though that written works on this site are somethingís that are pushed away as other things like bases, stamps and of course artworks are giving the push.

Now people could say that this is because :devart: is a Art site, but then what is the definition of art? One of the definitions of this word is the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance. This doesnít state that it only applies to paintings or drawings, in my view this could apply for any type of media, including Film, games and even Written works.

Iím not saying that Drawings and Paintings are at all bad, just like them we can have good or bad written works depending on the quality and/or opinions, but I just think that we push aside the written woks a lot more, but this is just my own opinion.

Stamp Base done by $zilla774
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:iconadvancearcy:
AdvanceArcy Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree!
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AgentBengalTiger Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm using this stamp. Thanks for being Awesome!
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:iconpussrik:
pussrik Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My writing is more popular than my art, ironically. XD
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:iconstarfire-zorua:
starfire-zorua Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
SO TRUE!!
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bekiscool12 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013   Digital Artist
i may not be able to write or read very well ..but i do say that this is true
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:iconrichelle39:
Richelle39 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, yes, yes!
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:iconladypurpledreamer:
ladypurpledreamer Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Writer
I am a literary artist.
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:iconxxunovianxx:
xXunovianXx Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was made before sta.sh writer, right?
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:iconbrightheart109:
Brightheart109 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Student General Artist
I agree with the stamp :iconagreeplz:
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DarkVioletCloud Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I always find that my writing is less popular then my drawings. (And for that matter, fan art over original.) The only reason people look at my writing is because it's fanfiction.
I wish there was more love for writing on here. There was only one person I met on here who had a passion for writing as much as I did, and we're best friends now. (We send each other our stories and such, to get critique, since nobody on here wants to read our stories.)
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thanatosgrimreaper Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I find this very annoying. Writing and drawing/painting/whatever need each other to thrive.
I also think that Music is an art as well
I can't draw/paint/whatever but I CAN write (i hope)
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SailorAutor Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
is true ^^
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:iconpainmistress:
Painmistress Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so true.
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fanfics4ever Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS!
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daiabunnii Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012   General Artist
I agree! I feel that written works get pushed aside mostly because not everyone wants to or has the time to read something all the way through. While on the other hand, looking at a drawing on DA takes a few seconds and doesn't require any special sort of effort. It's quite unfortunate but the "pushing away" of literary works is probably due to that.-__-"
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Black-Angel-Dan Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Writer
It's not a different style.

It is a totally different kind of composition, a different technique. Literature is to be separated as being a different kind of art, not just style. I must say saying it like that is a bit insulting.

Literature in all its kinds is a form of art on its own. All three kinds of art (there are three in first division, not two as dA claims, poetry and prose is the common misconception), drama, epic, and lyric are subdivided and branched just like every other branch of art. Different style is for instance European cartoon and manga, yet comparing Picasso to Tolstoy would seem off as we're then talking about different kinds of art. When even comparing drama and epic is difficult enough alrready, then comparing a painting to a poem? Sure it works. Existence of mixed genres prove that.

Also, film, in fact, is constituted a kind of literature. Most Hollywood movies are the reverse set of the traditional drama scheme with a happy end instead of the tragic end in most cases. Literally the "dream factory". I doubt that games are constituted as such, yet seeing as how many games inspire stories, have stories of their own and are in some cases turned into movies (if they're not too long, which for instance Final Fantasy most of the times is), it can be constituted as such.

And by the definition of art you gave, most modern poetry wouldn't be seen as such since a lot of poets here now write to express the frailty of the human mind. "Beauty? What for if it's just a facade that is soon torn away? Psychoanalysis taught us a lot." Pretty much how one can summarise that trail of thought. So satire as well wouldn't be art going by that logic though politics always has been one of the many topics of art, not just love or other emotions. Many tend to forget that.
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Lentertament Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
A Very Interesting comment, long one too and I can clearly see where you are getting at :aww:
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AsheSkyler Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Cooking too! :dummy:
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:iconblack-angel-dan:
Black-Angel-Dan Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Writer
Cooking serves a physical need, not a spiritual one. :p
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:iconasheskyler:
AsheSkyler Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Cooking is still an art and some take their creations very seriously.
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:iconlentertament:
Lentertament Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Depending on your view on what is artistic and to be honest cooking can also be seen as a art-form.
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Black-Angel-Dan Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Writer
Or as playing with food. ;p
Now, now, I'm not serious with that statement yet either way, as long as the statement I made applies, cooking serves merely for eating. I didn't stay it always applies, thought... ;)
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Lentertament Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:XD: That's what I do on Sunday's cause boredom.
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Devin-Shaelyc Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
So true, have a :+fav:!
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Desuke-Love Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student Writer
Yay!
I hate it when people say literature isn't art. What the heck is it then? Art is something created with passion and love ^^
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Natsu714 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
This is very true, and I don't know why anyone would consider literature NOT art.

To be a writer is still being an artist. Using different words in certain patterns and creative ways, to be able to make someone picture and feel a certain moment in time, is quite obviously an art in itself, and a very nice one at that.

I support this stamp. :meow:
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EternalKage Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Who said this?! I'LL KILL 'EM!!
Literature can be a major pain to create too!
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ThexSilverxWolf Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Agreed. After all a picture is worth a thousand words, so what's wrong with choosing a thousand words?
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CalilTheGayPrince Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I 100% agree. DA needed this stamp, thank you so much for making it!
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LilToad Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
I think a person who says that literature isn't art is incredibly closed minded. :I
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Rabbitafy Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Completely agree with this stamp.
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Swiftblackcat Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh God this is so true. My 'art' teacher only thinks paints and sculptures are art. She NEVER lets me write in class, even after I gave her the fucking story so she could read it and see that it actually isn't homework.
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Lentertament Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
If you haven't already use this argument on her:
"But isn't the definition of art according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance? It doesn't state that it's only limited to images, so why is a written piece of work any different to a painting?"
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peacefulinvasion Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I agree i wish there was an icon for blessing this stamp

Literature is a form of art it is a window into the soul......

though my literature reveals my soul can be dark and twisted :|
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Ariculus Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Es cierto :3
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SilverSongAlchemist Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
amen to that
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iMoushi Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
I didn't know people thought of it as anything less than art @.@
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Lentertament Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well even though written work can get a lot of publicity on this site, most people tend to think that art is just a painting, drawing or stature, however anything from a photo to music could be considered art.
It's probably just me thinking that written works are being pushed aside for other stuff but from what I see it's difficult for me to see otherwise. :shrug:
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iMoushi Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
I think it's probably because it takes more time to view written work rather than visual work, you know what I mean? You can look at a photo or sculpture and have instant impact, but written work makes the viewer read through it to get that impact.
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Kaishiru Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this stamp since I occasionally write and I know some really good writers on this site also. :meow: I do wish literature was noticed more but what can you do? :shrug:
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Berserkeroo Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I respect writers. I'm an artist/writer, but still. If you can make illusions of the mind with words, you are an artist in your own right.
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meg181 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
I love this. It is so true.
Also, I feel like dance is also art, just a different style.
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Hana-Chan14 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i loved it!!
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Dakotacowgirl2012 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah!
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