Ars longa, vita brevis is Latin for "art is long, life is short." It was coined by the Greek physician Hippocrates in his work Aphorismi. The phase is variously used in time management and creative industries as follows:
Ars Longa, Vita BrevisArs longa, vita brevis is usually interpreted to mean that it is important to work quickly because time limits success. The full paragraph from Aphorismi goes "Life is short, and Art long; the crisis fleeting; experience perilous, and decision difficult. The physician must not only be prepared to do what is right himself, but also to make the patient, the attendants, and externals cooperate."
Ars LongaArs Longa is used in creative industries to describe the economics of creativity. A musician who publishes a brilliant song might collect significant royalties for the rest of their life. In other words, the value of art can last for an extremely long time. It is possible for a work such as a painting to be enjoyed for decades, centuries and millennia.
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