Here I leave a link to one of the blogs I follow. The post below is from Javier Llinares’ governance.
Here, Javier tells us about one of his friends gatherings, where one of his old fellows suggests he’s an artists. Why?: because he is applying "his art" to increase the performance of the warehousing unit he works in. That’s OR mate!.
Funny I never thought of it as an art, but most probably because I’ve never thought of me as an artist neither. However, let’s have a thorough read to these excerpts from Wikipedia:
Not so clear.
_"Traditionally the term art was used to refer to any skill or mastery…"
Probably approaching to the concept.
_"From a more anthropological perspective, art is often a way of passing ideas and concepts on to later generations in a (somewhat) universal language."
Maybe yes, maybe not.
However, for definite, I stick to the artist definition by Princeton University’s Wordnet 1.7.1:
A person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination.