Maybe it's better to either say painter to get "художник", or also allow the word артист?
"Артист" is not an artist, he is an actor or performer.
..which are also artists, no?
As far as I understand, "artist" is mostly understood as someone who paints or draws pictures. This is "художник".
I gotta disagree... an artist is someone who makes art... painting, sculpture, dancing even
There is no exact word for that in Russian, but "художник" is definitely better than "артист". "Артист" is only used for actors/performers.
You mean that there is no word for "art" (in general) in Russian, but only for the specific arts? (Like acting, painting, sculpture, movie-making, music, etc).
Art = искусство
the exact translation of the test question would be:
a famous painter
Famous = знаменитый;
Well-known OR popular = известный;
Painter = художник;
agree with Gilles
Is this an accurate pronunciation for художник? The TTS has a very distinct 'r' sound
Good for him.
Is художник известный a correct answer or not?
Nope, wrong answer. Change the order, and you'll get different meaning. Not really a different, but it could mean something else in other context.