Is there a difference between the meanings of "en konstnär" and "en artist" or are they synonyms? (For example in Finnish the word "artisti" is usually used to mean exclusively a musical artist , and I am wondering if it is the same in Swedish)
Yes, en artist is a stage performer, but en konstnär might be a painter, or a sculptor or the like.
Oh, I thought it was the other way around. Thanks! (Even if you were helping someone else.)
In German there's a very similar compound word. "Kunstnarr" means art enthusiast with a very similar pronunciation as the Swedish "konstnär". I wonder if there's any connection between those two.