How does any type do art?
Or what does each type aspire to?
There seems to be a small debate about IEs and art. It appears that there is a somewhat romantic notion that artists imprint their soul in art and that the lead function is the soul. Crazy nights of inspiration composing into the wee hours. If they are Si-lead but can’t put impressions on canvas, tough luck.
But in model A the lead function is accepting. The one that is producing and verbal and —my addition— the most cherished of the producing and verbals is the activating, the HA of each type.
I see it in NT artists of alpha: they release songs that tackle the feeling of physical discomfort, they publish statements about other artists congratulating them on how happy they made their audience, the highest achievement a public figure could aspire to. They feel they’ve tapped into something.
So I mantain that the HA is what guides artist in their most cherished output. In accordance to their quadra. An INTj can write a song in Ti language and be OK with it or go into something more difficult to access and feel like he or she has accomplished something unique resignifying a genre of music when they create a song ‘people can dance to’. An INFP will want to bring Ti to make sense of their intuition of time. ISFps will never be sure of the full truth and consequently aspire to widen the scope something can be experienced or looked at, so there can be something phenomenological about their output, etc.