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ERIC Number: EJ870866
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1361-7672
Creativity and the Artwork: The Perspectives of a Painter and a Philosopher
Keating, Ross
Journal of Beliefs & Values, v30 n2 p123-132 Aug 2009
Creativity in Robert Henri's view is a gratuitous act, shot through with mystery; what is left after such an act is the artwork itself as concrete evidence that such a heightened state of consciousness has been achieved. This paper will examine Henri's understanding of the nature of creativity from his perspective as a twentieth century New York painter, in conjunction with Eliot Deutsch's theoretical insights as a philosopher deeply interested in the nature of the experience of an artwork. In his "Essays on the nature of art," Deutsch presents the view that the experience of an artwork involves the assimilation of the work's aesthetic force, the recognition of its meaning, the discernment of its formal dimensions, and "calls for a special appropriation that yields an integrated wholeness". This paper presents commonalities between Henri's and Deutsch individual perspectives and discusses some value-centred educational implications that could be drawn from these commonalities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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