At what point does an artist become considered a visionary? Is it when s/he creates an entirely new style of work, or when what they create is considered monumental itself, or has large public impact, or do we just call artists visionaries if their work responds well to market demands? Is it about legacy, about how the work impacts the next generation of artists and the public, and so in that case are visionaries only recognized later in life and when they are long gone?
I'd be really interested to know thoughts of Culturalistas on this!
I had to look it up to see where visionary is in our reference to achievement. Although this also gets blurry as where the Artist is not deemed an Artist but a great thinker on many plains.
'Visionary' ideas will never get to first base if I can't explain myself clearly, but always my concerns are for others to meet (myself included) and find common ground to unite on exploration no matter the qualifications.