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Reveille in Art

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Reveille in Art

Reveille in Art: There is the purest of innocence in the creation of art. Then there are the agenda-driven, manipulative aspects of the art world. Why do we humans make art? Is it the mother of all inventions? It's definitely ingrained in all of us, whether we will admit it or face it. If Darwin was right, and I don't think he was. Did the compulsion to create art start in the primordial ooze, some 3.9 billion years ago? Did it work its way into our DNA from that point on? What we do know. Men and women are very...

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Entranced By Arts Bewitching

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Entranced By Arts Bewitching

Entranced By Arts Bewitching: Powerfully seductively attractive. Is art, or for that matter, all creativity alluring? Is it always in the eyes of the beholder? The makers of such works never truly understand the power they possess. Think about what resonates with you. Are you being visually seduced by its allure, drawn in to be taken on a journey? Art thrives on imagination. It starts with its creation, and it generally ends with the viewer. The images can find comfort or discomfort in our thoughts. Leaving us "entranced by arts bewitching." . It's nearly impossible to understand certain works of...

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Translating Your Images Into Words

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Translating Your Images Into Words

Translating Your Images Into Words: . Turning your words and your images into your own, paraphrasing each. What's in an image? It's filled with descriptive words. What's in words? They describe an image. . Both words and images create a conversation between the two. When we see, we visualize images. Those images instruct us to create words and start the dialogue between the two. If you have a rich or prodigious vocabulary to describe those images, you're giving those images of life way beyond their visual intent. . The conversation begins. We see; and we are compelled to say, even...

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What benefits does pessimism hold for a creative person?

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What benefits does pessimism hold for a creative person?

What benefits does pessimism hold for a creative person? : We all from time to time have  inclination to emphasize what we perceive to be the worst possible outcome. The most often recommended solution is to think positive, which generally lasts mere minutes and does not solve the pessimism for very long. When it comes to the creative process, pessimism is often looked upon as the proverbial double edged sword. Like good and evil, creativity is not so masterfully controlled by our thoughts. . Guess what? Negative thinking and thoughts can almost be entertaining. After all, our imaginations can literally create...

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Art Speaks Through Your Eyes

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Art Speaks Through Your Eyes

Art Speaks Through Your Eyes: Art really does connect to your brain through what you see. Your ears can betray you. Verbal influences, packed with opinions and analysis can take your visual experience on a dogmatical ride. . Seeing for yourself: The art you view in silence provides the opportunity to connect on a genuine emotional and perhaps a philosophical level. When you first cast your eyes on a painting that you have never seen before, your demeanor and even your facial expressions reveal the initial chaotic thoughts brewing inside your mind. Then something magical happens. . Memories and analysis: Your mind...

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