Are you a bad artist if you take money from someone (mostly political)- because then, you lack communication skills that every artist needs (because it's not you who does what you're doing but it's someone elses idea which makes you a means to an end)? It's the topic of a college essay that is due soon and I'm not lazy and looking for arguments but I really don't know what to do with it. I mean, I'm definitely more the 'artistic-type' and not somebody, who plays out ideas (NO judgement intended!) but if you take famous paintings like the Mona Lisa or Michelangelos work in the Sistine Chapel...those were paid for. But on the other hand, if you just play out the ideas that an art director gives you or any 'paymaster' it's not your own work and lacks of communication that you should have with the audience. what do you think?