The Creative Personality:The Creative Personality:Ten paradoxical traits of the creative personalityBy Mihaly Csikszentmihalyisource; http://talentdevelop.com/articles/TCPTPT.htmlOf all human activities, creativity comes closest to providing the fulfillment we all hope to get in our lives. Call it full-blast living.Creativity is a central source of meaning in our lives. Most of the things that are interesting, important, and human are the result of creativity.What makes us different from apes--our language, values, artistic expression, scientific understanding, and technology--is the result of individual ingenuity that was recognized, rewarded, and transmitted through learning.When we're creative, we feel we are living more fully than during the rest of life. The excitement of the artist at the easel or the scientist in the lab comes dose to the ideal fulfillment we all hope to get from life, and so rarely do.Perhaps only sex, sports, music, and religious ecstasy--even when these experiences remain fle
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Gallery Descriptions: Traditional Art, part 1Galleries MonthTraditional Drawings and PaintingsThese two subcategories of Traditional Art contain almost the same sub-galleries - the only exception is Technical Drawings in Drawings subcategory. There are many definitions to describe what paintings and drawings are and you can still add a huge "except..." at the end of each. General rule is: in drawing, you create the picture with lines, while paintings use filled shapes or surfaces. For painting, the medium is a combination of pigment and liquid (simply put), but some pictures done with dry media (such as dry pastel) can also be called paintings, following the previously mentioned definition.AbstractPictures focusing on the formal, non-representational aspect of imagery. They emphasize lines, colours and generalized or geometrical forms, deprived of reality and recognisable objects or beings. Very often confused with Surreal.
Gallery Descriptions: Traditional Art, part 2Galleries MonthAssemblageThis sub-gallery is for three-dimensional or two-dimensional artistic compositions, made by putting together found objects not generally thought of as art materials.CollageTwo-dimensional works made of a combination of other forms, often including photographs, newspaper clippings, or any other type of object which can easily be glued down.Installation ArtAn artistic genre of three-dimensional works, that branching from sculpture, are more about the concept than the form. They are usually designed for a specific site, but can be mobile, to transform how the space is viewed.The sand of time by Mr-Goblin