“Painting is a blind man's profession. He paints not what he sees, but what he feels, what he tells himself about what he has seen.”
- Pablo Picacco
Commissioned art is of all times. Many works of art have been commissioned. World famous works like the Night Watch by Rembrandt, the large frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, works well known by everyone. Closer to home, the portrait of grandma, that painting of the parental home.
The reason for awarding an assignment to an artist is because that artist is relied upon to depict something. A feeling, idea, moment, emotion.. it can be anything.
All clients have in common that they ask for a specific artist because they trust that he can depict what they are looking for.