We often speak of intelligence in narrow terms. We think that only those who are mathematically or scientifically inclined are smart. Psychologists, on the other hand, have come up with nine different types of intelligence. One of those is spatial intelligence which applies to painters, artists, sculptors, etc.
As a society, we must learn to value other forms of intelligence. We must also be willing to compensate those who exhibit these special forms of intelligence as highly as those with mathematical abilities. Art is so much more than a hobby or pass-time, it is a necessary good for civilization as a whole. Let’s learn to appreciate that.