Monday, April 22, 2013

"Commissioned to honor one of France's greatest novelists, Rodin spent seven years preparing for Monument to Balzac, studying the writer’s life and work, posing models who resembled him, and ordering clothes to his measurements. Ultimately, though, Rodin’s aim was less to create a physical likeness of HonorĂ© de Balzac (1799–1850) than to communicate an idea or spirit of the man and a sense of his creative vitality: "I think of his intense labor, of the difficulty of his life, of his incessant battles, and of his great courage. I would express all that," he said. Several studies for the work are nudes, but Rodin finally clothed the figure in a robe inspired by the dressing gown that Balzac often wore when writing."
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Sunday, April 21, 2013

The Brain --abstract thinking

Poetry as a Creative-Economy Technology

Integrate your right and left brains. While it may be a little incorrect to say that the right brain is the “creative” side and the left brain is the “logical” side, what can’t be argued is that it takes both sides of the brain to turn an idea into reality. Neuroscience tells us that the brain is “plastic” throughout life–essentially, you can create new neuronal connections, effectively re-wiring the brain. Old dogs can learn new tricks. By Andy Frazee

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The more one judges, the less one loves.

Albert King

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