Limitation on Freedom of Artists

Jan 20 • General, Group Discussion, Opinion • 4851 Views • 62 Comments on Limitation on Freedom of Artists

There should be freedom on the imagination of artists but limitation on their execution. Artists should not make art out of bothering people, hurting their sentiments, stirring up nuisance. I believe freedom of expression is only valid when you are not hurting anybody feelings.

Freedom of artists creating  Religion controversies like Danish Cartoon Controversy, Author Salman Rushdie’s controversy after the publication of his novel The Satanic Verses and Painter MF Hussain controversy, all are damaging the human emotions, culture and putting bad examples of artistic freedom. It is insanity, not art to paint toilet seats with pictures of deity, whiskey bottles in the hands of Goddess Durga, nude pictures of deities, deities on shoes, etc. Such acts should be looked upon as a cognizable offence punishable by law. Such artists are only seeking cheap publicity and morally corrupted.

”Self censorship” should be on artists. Self censorship is a control of what you say or do in order to avoid annoying or offending others, a sudden increase in the number of legal cases being filed against artists, actors and writers for “offending” people has caused great concern in India’s art community.

The real problem is that the Indian Government hasn’t done its job in raising the standard of living and education for all Indians. While the middle-class artists long for artistic freedoms and Western-styled excess, the majority is mired in poverty and ignorance and “freedom” seems to bring out only their worst characteristics.

Raising the standard of living and making the entire population literate and aware of what a democracy is the only true solution. When artistic freedom is not balanced with an awareness of artistic responsibility which entails social, economic, cultural, and religious contextual sensitivity, one paves the way for licentiousness and artistic perversion masquerading as artistic freedom.There should be limitation on freedom of artists.

 

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62 Responses to Limitation on Freedom of Artists

  1. ARPIT TARAN says:

    Art has no limitation, one can create it according to his expressing power & skill show capability. One should respect artist because they create everything by their feeling & express their emotions in it. They have their won talent to express everything in a innovative manner.

    • lubna khan says:

      But that talent can hurt religion value. Is this innovation in an art?

  2. Er Ketan Joshi says:

    When a person want fame they do anything, this post is based on fame seeker who can do anything for fame even that they dont know what they are doing and it also for a person who is really famous but they want to come in news headlines so thats why they do this type of stunts for more publicity . Artists is like big oceans because they are more creative then any one but they dont hurt any body feeling, emotions. They are the persons who develop feeling behind any scene but dont hurt them and by this type of thinks were do so i respect this post that there is an limitation for an artist.

    • lubna khan says:

      yas artist who can innovate an art or entertainer or express their feeling through art.

  3. Kriti Das says:

    Artistic freedom is a critical issue.Kamal Hasan recently had such a tough time when he was not allowed to release his recent film vishwaroop,in the way he wanted it to be.High court banned it for 4 successive times.
    Kamal Hasan went in the media claiming his right to artistic freedom is being violated.What artistic freedom ,in true sense means???Artists here are made to believe that they can do anything in name to artistic freedom.But even the artists should try to use this freedom in a sensible way.This freedom should not be used to malign or defame anyone,hurt any body sentiments etc.Here the state body comes into action.The whole idea of censorship is to regulate the use of artistic freedom.Artists are very much loved and equally respected in the society.It therefore becomes their duty to carry themselves in a respectable manner.

  4. sibanjan says:

    art is the reflection of the social environmental.. it helps us to understand the present scenarios… even from those who feel art has become too shocking, there is a reluctance to see artistic value defined by the police or state bodies……………….artists should exercise better moral judgement in who and why they offend….artworks contextualize and allow us to reflect on ideas and actions which would be shocking or illegal in real life……so freedom is the necessity…but the dimension should be limited….

  5. Saheli Dasgupta says:

    I don’t completely agree with the fact that there should be any limitations on freedom of artists. Having freedom of speech is very important; it is also our fundamental right. I agree that some people proclaiming thamselves to be ‘artists’ might as well misuse this freedom for cheap popularity, but putting a ban or limitation on a person’s imagination is murdering their their creativity. Just because some people are misusing a particular right doesn’t mean we would let the others suffer for it. As the saying goes ‘Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes whereas Art is knowing which ones to keep.’ So, very clearly a person’s discretion on what he publicizes as art is necessary. People like Salman Rushdie or M.F.Hussain as mentioned do not need any cheap popularity as such I suppose. May be some of their work have hurt the sentiments of certain people I agree, but when they realized this they promptly asked for forgiveness. So I don’t see any point in blaming them for that and making it as a platform to dictate limitation on creativity of artists. There always will be 2 sides to a coin and we have to bear with it. So, as I already said, the discretion of a person matters, for that I do not support the idea of putting any limitation or on freedom of artists and murdering innovation at its very root.

  6. Ritika says:

    Art is a religion & there should not be any limitation on professing it as it binds all the human beings.

    • lubna khan says:

      we are living in society with some duty. We are not free to hurt anyone’s emotion.

  7. sakshi chaudhary says:

    i think every one is free to elaborate its its area of work according to their interest as possible as can…

  8. Sagar Hotwani says:

    An artist knows no limits and he shouldn’t be bounded within the limits as it is his wish to go beyond the imaginations and use creativity and artistic approach to provide us with a splendid piece of art.

    • lubna khan says:

      If you are putting pure things into toilet . This kind of imagination and freedom you want.

  9. Saurabh Singh says:

    In my View Limitation is required in every field and it is applied to each an every Individual..artist needs to understand their profession and use their rights in a very proper manner so that no hurt other’s feelings.

  10. Pragya Saxena says:

    An artist cant be bounded in my view with limitations…otherwise their works will not make justice to what they are known for..creating,expressing things beyond imaginations which are far flowing in their minds..and in our country everyone has freedom to express his views..so i dont think that artistic works must be bounded within limitations…

  11. Siddhant Tripathi says:

    An artist needs to understand its limits.. the limitation should be imposed on expression of ideas and the manner used for the same because if the limitation strictly maintains the decorum of the society then its alright.
    One must not and never use his/her skills and talent in provoking something unwanted.

  12. Akanksha Kalla says:

    A good approach, describing what the limitations are on the freedom of artists

  13. Mohini Lakher says:

    i agree that there should be some limits on freedom of artists. freedom to express their thoughts may be in wrong direction.

  14. asad khan says:

    IN OUR COUNTRY EVERY ONE HAS RIGHT TO EXPRESS HIS OR HER THOUGHT SO IF WE SAY THAT THERE SHOULD BE LIMITS ON THE FREEDOM OF ARTIST HOW CAN WE SAY THAT IN INDIA PEOPLE ARE FREE TO SPEAK OR WRITE. I DISAGREE

  15. Sekhar Ghosh says:

    an artist made for his powerful imagination.if the imagination should have a limit then he or she can’t make it perfectly,can be make it but their have such no beauty.

  16. Gopal Chandra Khatua says:

    every art do no limitation.all things in our world some limitation.so i think the limitation of freedom is must be needed in our country.

  17. Queen Of Dream Land says:

    Everyone has their own freedom but it Should not heart anyone’s feelings. Artists are the respected persons of our society,So they should use the the freedom properly.

  18. rajeevkumar singh says:

    art is the creativity of the mind. if one artist acts an art in wrong mind then it affects our indian culture which is the greatest wealth in our country for which peoples from outside country visit our country to feel it and many of them keep a research on indian culture .
    so respect our culture and be decent

  19. Kanishka Sarkar says:

    One of mobile network company using their tag “Express yourself”.Art is the creativity of the mind
    Freedom of expression is only valid when you are not hurting anybody feelings.There should be freedom on the imagination of artists but limitation on their execution. Artists should not make art out of bothering people, hurting their sentiments, stirring up nuisance.
    a art of an artist acts an art in wrong mind then it affects our indian culture which is the greatest wealth in our country for which peoples from outside country visit our country to feel it and many of them keep a research on indian culture.
    Indian Government hasn’t done its job in raising the standard of living and education for all Indians.
    If artistic freedom is not balanced with an awareness of artistic responsibility which entails social, economic, cultural, and religious contextual sensitivity, one paves the way for licentiousness and artistic perversion masquerading as artistic freedom.
    There should be limitation on freedom of artists.

  20. Dibyendu Biswas says:

    In my veiw limitation of arts should not right.but the artist should have to aware about the fellings of the people or the country man inspite of which he/she is creating his/her art.He must be look is my art is hearts any one fellings or is my art is insult any ones RELIGIOUS .
    But if any things is going wrong in any religious or any country then I think in that case the artist should have the right to create his own veiw.But he have to confident that is his oppinion is right or not???…

  21. Subrata Roy says:

    yes ,i think we should give the provision of free thinking to the artist otherwise they cannot implement their imaginations properly.they are the master of own so if their thinking will influence by others thought then their creativity will hiden.

  22. Khem lal Sahu says:

    I believe freedom of expression one of the importanat for every person.when you are not hurting anybody feelings that time it is good for all.

    Art is not limitation.art is a form of expressing thoughts or talents by any person
    so putting a limitation on artist is making their art incomplete.

    Every persons has their own freedom and own limitation.

  23. Piyali Chattaraj says:

    Imagination power is a very good thing to do but executing that by crossing the limit is not at all a good job.It can be harmful to the society.The artist should keep in mind about the peoples sentiment, they should not insult a person just because of getting popularity.

  24. Tapas Halder says:

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    According to my view there should not have any limitation in the artist imagination.Art is a thing by which anything can be expressed.It is remembered that anybody should not be hurted.

  25. Tapas Halder says:

    According to my view there should not have any limitation in the artist imagination.Art is a thing by which anything can be expressed.But anyone

  26. soumya das says:

    Art is a great creation. From the ancient times it’s been the most popular cluture. We can express our thoughts, peoples feelings
    present days topic, protest all these we can do from the great art. As we know the famous artist Fida Hosen’s controvertial pic mother india.
    we have to move on from these mentality. They should have their freedom so that we can have lots of cultural creations,
    several innovations.

  27. Nabin Madhab Biswas says:

    sometimes we show that the artists are cross their limitation. so in that case the directors of a movie should check the full movie and detect the errors

  28. Aparna Das says:

    limitation on freedom of artists is true because artists are freedom person.he is the teacher of is works.they thought different type of thinking.we respect their opinion.

  29. Sayanti Banerjee says:

    Art do not know limitation.art is a form of expressing thoughts or talents by any means
    so putting a limitation on artist is making their art incomplete.In India we have freedom of speech so it should not be compromised in any terms.If artist need to be bounded than in one way we are taking their rights.we should take art as in different form and should not merge it with our self culture or sentiments.

  30. sonam gupta says:

    Every work is good when this is done under limitation.So Artist Freedom must be limited.If Limitation is not made then problems may arise like people will hurt other people,artist will become superior than other people.
    “Every persons has their own freedom but not beyond limitation”

  31. Sayanti Banerjee says:

    Art do not know limitation.art is a form of expressing thoughts or talents by any means of communication.
    So putting a limitation on artist is making their art incomplete.In India we have freedom of speech so it should not be compromised in any terms.If artist need to be bounded than in one way we are taking their rights.we should take art as in different form and should not merge it with our own culture or sentiments.

  32. Pranay Roy says:

    artist obeasly have some limitation.all things in our world have some limitation.freedom of expression is only valid when you are not hurting feelings of anybody.
    i want to give an example,auther Rushied’s controversy after the publication of his novel The Verses is the bad example of artistic freedom.
    so i think that the limitation of freedom is very much requred.

  33. Amitkumar Paul says:

    art is the one way to live, so it is a part of life.every person must have some artistic nature,but very few are bear this.different people have different types of artistic nature.some nature are such horrible,which can made some disorder. so those artistis thinks are oppose government,caste,nations,party. those type things are good to be preserved,not bare it.

  34. Manika Sikari says:

    Artists are the teachers of artists world, the can create new invention during their profetion.I think there are not need limitation .They are given more freedom to create new creation.

  35. Surajit Pramanik says:

    Drawing or painting some figures is a job of an artist. He or she can potraid anything what they want to do. if there is a limitation of freedom then they dont make the perfect picture what they wnted to show us. But that does not mean they do anything or mis use the freedom. Because its a potential of some ones imagination. It reflects the power of thought. so I think being as an artist they must know that what they actully want to show people without crossed the limitation which is called ” Self -Censored”.

  36. Tapas Baidya says:

    In my knowledge LIMITATION ON FREEDOM OF ARTISTS is true. Because I believe freedom of expression is only valid when you are not hurting anybody feelings.Freedom of artists creating Religion controversies like Danish Cartoon Controversy.
    Author Salman Rushdie’s controversy after the publication of his novel The Satanic Verses and Painter MF Hussain controversy, all are damaging the human emotions, culture and putting bad examples of artistic freedom.
    Finally i conclude that the limitation of freedom of artists is reasonable.

  37. Wribhu Kotal says:

    Artists are the masters of their own profession.They should be given space so that they can make their works.They should not feel influenced by others thoughts.They should feel free to exhibit their innovative ideas and works of art without being convinced by others..

  38. Abhijit Roy says:

    this is reminds us many things regarding the activities that had been done by popular artists. Peoples can heartily give respect to artists and they can only make places in people heart only if they dont play against their feelings and sentiments and misuse their artistic ability as a weapon against anyone n also respect the culture,caste and religion.

  39. Chandreyee Ghosh says:

    We should be responsible to our society and should not make any command which hurts anyone’s believe or feeling,though we have the freedom to think or to express our feelings. The artists can make arts according to their feeling but if it is hurting anybody or any community it is really disappointing. We all respect the artists, so we can expect that much of responsibility from them. As they are very important part of our society and their creations affect us a lot.

  40. Sonal Jayshree says:

    I think that every artists should free for imagining anything but there should be restriction in their acting that actually what they are going to do.whether they aremaking their fans happy or hurting them by their act.what i know is that artists usually do everything for the sake of their fans,for making them enjoying but in past we have seen some of the cases in which artists like M F Hussain are playing with the emotions of audience and hurting people badly.These kind of artists are doing suck kind of work which leads to corruption.By hurting the emotions of the innocent people these artists are actually playing with their own art.

  41. Priyanka Baidya says:

    Aritist should have the freedom to think and aslo to use the think properly.
    Bt an Artist is not allowed to hurt someone’s feeling or someone’s religion.
    They can think what they can bt they should share an limited thought which will be respected by the others.

  42. Abhijit Bera says:

    artist is a such type of personality who alayes belongs to his own creativity.But now a days there is more prohibition to express their view from political side..i am belongs to west bengal in india which such a state where 2 years before where most of the artist is comment against the rulling party and they change govt under a non artist leader .and form a new govt with a new hope but after building the govt thetotal empire is going on like a kingdomship…andthen artist again protest but the king sack those people from govt…. accordig to my view the artist is not only a creative person …….he is but also special part of our socity , like kabir suman,bisun chaterjee, sunil ganguly the author,soumitra chaterje,and all over india we can mention rahul ramdas,mf hussaion ,personally want to mention a name anna hazare who is going to create anew socity ,draw a new picture of india the great artist

  43. Arup Mondal says:

    Its true that an artist should get freedom to present his art,but its also true that an artist is bound to face criticism as well,that criticism should not be considered as the boundary to his art.Having said that an artist must also have respect for his art as well as all the cultures of the world,art should never be an way to mock,so that some people get offended.If art is not meant to mock by the artist himself,I believe it doesnt have any limitation,no matter how much controversy it creates.

  44. Sanchita Singha says:

    An artist’s imagination and turning the imagination into painting or any other thing is an great gift of god. but some time when the ark become nudity then neighter it stays as an master piece of the artist nor an art for the common art lover people. it becomes vulgarity. so we can stop or control artist to imagine great thing or images, but it is dependent upon the artist that, how the common art lover peolple with comsider his imagination, as art or vulgar.

  45. Saurav Kumar says:

    freedom to express ourself is one of the rights which we had after our country got independence , as much as population increases , increases different types of thinking and increases the count of creativity in our country , but everything which comes out of our mind may not be usefull or resoursefull as it may hurt sentiments of others so if we mind our thoughts or imaginations which we impose on others though print media or though films etc then there will be adverse efects on others .

  46. nandan kumar says:

    this article reminds us many things regarding the activities that had been done by popular artist.
    Wrong use of Artistic freedom affecting Indian culture . Result of this is front of us that most of the youths are not respecting their culture.Is’t it??

  47. Ipsita Das says:

    art is the creativity of the mind. if one artist acts an art in wrong mind then it affects our indian culture which is the greatest wealth in our country for which peoples from outside country visit our country to feel it and many of them keep a research on indian culture .
    so respect our culture and be decent

  48. ssss ssss says:

    There should be no limitation on the freedom of artists.If one is prohibited of there thinking and imagination then the term “innovation” will be murdered.

  49. Priya Srivastava says:

    Correct,i agree with this,as we know everything has a limit.All this effecting india culture.Everyone has right ,freedom but use all this in their limits.

  50. Rudraneel Bhowmik says:

    Its called about Art and the thinking of an Artist may have no boundary.They are apart from our limitation of thinking.But if the creation is hurt our culture then it should have some limitation either not.

  51. Nishanta Biswas says:

    This is the major problem..this article reminds us many things regarding the activities that had been done by popular artists. Peoples can heartily give respect to artists and they can only make places in people heart only if they do not play against their feelings and sentiments and misuse their artistic ability as a weapon against anyone n also respect the culture,caste and religion.Wrong use of Artistic freedom affecting Indian culture . Result of this is front of us that most of the youths are not respecting their culture.Is’t it??

  52. mili says:

    Truelyy said. Everrthng has a limit and things so be created decently and in order.

  53. huma khan says:

    yes it is true that there should be freedom on the imagination of artists but limitation on their execution.

  54. Humera Khan says:

    Wrong use of Artistic freedom affecting Indian culture . Result of this is front of us that most of the youths are not respecting their culture.Is’t it??

  55. Ashish Rajput says:

    totally acceptable until and unless it offends or humiliate someone individual or troop.

  56. Pallavi sinha says:

    this article reminds us many things regarding the activities that had been done by popular artists. Peoples can heartily give respect to artists and they can only make places in people heart only if they do not play against their feelings and sentiments and misuse their artistic ability as a weapon against anyone n also respect the culture,caste and religion.

  57. Ankita Prajapati says:

    Everyone has duties to the community in which alone the freedom and full development of his own personality is possible…

    • Anup Mondal says:

      I think every men has own opinion. That’s why to get fully freedom for thier opinion .

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