Art for art’s sake. Such expression is often described as autotelic, a word of Greek origin meaning ‘complete in
itself’. This concept is used to describe people who are internally driven, self motivated with a sense of purpose and curiosity.
It differs from being externally driven where things such as money, comfort, power and fame are the
motivating forces at play. A person who is considered autotelic needs little distraction from the world. They require fewer material possessions. Comfort, power and fame are simply not important because they are completely rewarded by
what they do. Their lives have a fluidity in relationships, with other people, when purely going about activities of daily life. They are invariably strong, never bored and find themselves constantly involved with all around them and engaged in the current of daily life. To be an artist for art’s sake…