Being able to transcribe the undescribable into colors, sounds, shapes, and textures, the artist is far more powerful than the architect. For however as much his opus can be digitized, catalogued, and his performances duplicated, even the untrained can tell the difference between the inspired and the inspiring. Standing in front of Michael Angelo's David is perhaps a good illustration of this. We all have seen the sculpture, we might even have had a plaster replica lying around the house, but to see the real thing can bring a teary eye to the most macho of men.
All with a simple verse, song or image. History is full of examples of when these prophets have shaken empires and humbled even the most of powerful of men. That is the power of the artist, for no other single individual can stand and defeat an army single handedly armed only with his muse.