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THE ARTIST’S WAY:
INSIDE THE CREATIVE MIND
A SYMBOL OF THE CREATIVE SPIRIT?
The great artists are those who impose their personal visions upon humanity.
Guy de Maupassant
Is Caspar David Friedrich’s Wanderer over a Sea of Fog, a symbol of the creative spirit? Why does the image of an early 19th century man, alone in a mountain wilderness, resonate with us some 200 years later? Do we identify with his search for meaning in nature? As he boldly stands, elevated upon the jagged rocks, close to the once distant peaks. The same heightened sensation that we might experience in a plane, thousands of miles aloft, soaring above and within the clouds?
Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893), French author recognized for developing the art of the short story with works such as The Necklace.
Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840), German artist of the Romantic period of art, master of dramatic landscapes such as Moonrise Over the Sea, Cross in the Mountains, Chalk Cliff on Rugen, and Woman Before the Sunrise (or Sunset).
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Search for your personal vision, by exploring the works of Vermeer, Monet, O’Keeffe, and Warhol in Through an Artist’s Eyes: Learning to Live Creatively.