Vincent Van Gogh, you’re nothing.
You didn’t paint “Starry Night on the Rhone” on your own. You might think you had some special talent but any three-year old with a paintbrush could do it.
Did you build the quay? Did you build the gas lighting system or the buildings you painted? I didn’t think so. Some local government officials are more responsible for your art than you are, my painter for the 1% friend.
Don’t even get me started on the river or stars in the sky. I speak Austrian better than Netherlandian so I dunno who was king back then, but the Rhone had to be a Stimulus project.
Just to prove anyone can do what you did, I’ll take up painting as soon as I’m retired from politics. Like you, I’ll paint a few self-portraits.