I understand you...and that's a very great question. Why don't we see them? Well, there are few left in the world today. Kids these days turn to lose interest in such things. They find painting "not cool" Even if they have such talents, because of what others say, they give up. So, that explains it. (My opinion).
You have to understand that most of those artists and minds were not recognized until long after they were dead. So my guess is that there are people with minds like that now, and others have not had the wisdom to recognize them yet.
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I would have to say, because there isn't anything unique anymore. Everything we see done now-a-days is a spin off in some way or another of something that was already done. Why do you think Singers "remake" old music? Or you see remakes of old movies? Also, I really think technology has made people lazy. Lazy in the obvious reasons, but also lazy in the creative department. You don't even have to have a good voice, or know how to sing anymore, we have auto tuners for that. See what I'm saying?
I think everything is more commercialized now with new technology being invented. I would think in the old days before tv and the radio one had to be more inventive. One had to the brain more to come up with ways to come up with new ideas. I would think in years past ideas were more original since there was no use of the Internet and publications like there is today
Money. You need money to develop art. Architecture - in days gone by money would be put into buildings to make them amazing, columns, painting, etc. Especially ancient times when a building was a pretty big deal - if you're going to the trouble to make something - make it great. Now we kind of take things for granted and slap together a building made as cheaply as possible. Notice the skyline of large cities - sure there are some tall buildings - but they are almost all rectangle boring boxes. Even furniture was hand crafted at one time - now we buy crap from IKEA - because its cheap and disposable. Music - Classical composers had patrons - rich people who paid them to sit around and compose, and gave them whole symphonies of musicians to be their medium. Imagine the cost of having 20-50 musicians at your beck and call? Now we have kids saving up for a guitar and making noise in their parents garage. Think of Michelangelo painting the Sistine Chapel - who would pay someone to paint a ceiling for 4 years now a days? The cost would be astronomical!