This research has been conducted to reveal the metaphors of students of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design about “artist” concept. 168 students participated in the study in Kastamonu University Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, Traditional Turkish Arts, Graphic Design, Painting and Ceramics- Glass Departments. The research datum were obtained by students’ completing the sentence “Artist is like ......because........”. Research Method’s Content Analysis Technique was used to analyze and interpret the collected datum. According to the outcome of the research students produced a total of 60 valid metaphors related to art. These metaphors are analyzed in terms of their common features and are divided into tendifferent conceptual categories. These conceptual categories differ significantly in terms of participant type, sections and metaphors produced.
Art, Artist, Metaphor, Fine Art, Mental Image