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trick question

Posted to Utterances

i think if we are talking about individual works
a single poem, a single painting, a single composition
that the work must stand on it's own and speak for itself.

but, if we are talking about a body of work
then it becomes useful to know about the life and circmstances and even the legend of the creator.

An artist carries his legend with him in his signature

and "know personality shortcomings" are the stuff of legend