“All forms of madness, bizarre habits, awkwardness in society, general clumsiness, are justified in the person who creates good art.” ― Roman Payne
Physically there exists no difference between a layman and an artist. But mentally and intellectually they both are in entirely different worlds. What makes the artists different from the usual crowd lies in how they perceive and envision their surroundings. To an ordinary layman, sun rise or sunset; dew drops or rain drops; birth and death are all part and parcel in their day-to-day activities that they often forget to admire the beauty and feel the pain of such incidents.
But for artists, the scenario is quite different. They not only admire the beauty or feel the pain, but also they might produce an original work from such small thoughts or incidents in the form of a story, poem or drawing or any original artistic creation.
The majority of works will be mere figments of imagination, while individual works being triggered based on particular incidents that might have happened in their life or some political or social incidents that happened around them.
The majority of artists being introvert, they love to live in their imaginary world, where they could envisage brilliant intellectual thoughts. The way of thinking being different from others, sometimes, it becomes difficult to fathom the thoughts or the meaning of their statements for a commoner.
Demolition of Babri Masjid in India led to widespread communal violence in Bangladesh. This incident led to the creation of the controversial work “Lajja” by Taslima Nasrin. James Cameron's immense love for shipwrecks intermingled with an imagined love story resulted in the creation of the beautiful movie “Titanic.”
Meanwhile, new India, Mahatma Gandhi, and Mother Teresa were the inspiration for many of M.F. Hussain’s classic drawings. Nature was the inspiration for many of William Wordsworth’s poems, while Shakespeare portrayed the various human emotions throughout his works.
Although an artist looks like a sane person, he is entirely different from inside. As the saying goes--‘There is madness in his method; or a method in his madness!’as all artists are akin to controversies or experts in creating controversies.