• Creativity: Patterns of Creative Imagination as Seen Through Art

Paul Brutsche

Creativity

Patterns of Creative Imagination as Seen Through Art

314 pages, ISBN 978-1-935528-78-4

In his most recent work, Creativity, Paul Brutsche presents a theory of the creative process that is deeply grounded in Western philosophy and contemporary Jungian thought. A summary of decades of research and observation, it is a devout tribute to creativity, especially as manifestations in artistic expression. With a wide breadth of comprehension, Brutsche compares the many forms of creativity, distinguished through the special gifts of the creative artist. With a fine sensitivity and incredible flare for detail, Brutsche provides new perspectives on many famous paintings. He presents the painter’s imagination, self-observation, sensitivity, life-experiences, and cultural anchoring as the essential ingredients that gave birth to the great masterpieces of Western Art. This is a book on the autonomous creative force that frames intellectual and artistic skills through the archetypal demands on the whole personality of the creator. Drawing from a rich pallet of sources and decades of experience as a Jungian analyst, Brutsche leads the reader, inviting their participation in the mysterious expressions of creative energy. Brutsche’s insights reach boldly, claiming transcendence for creativity in human existence, and result in a truly unique book that examines areas of creative imagination previously neglected in the literature.


TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. INTRODUCTION
II. MANIFESTATIONS OF CREATIVITY
2.1 DISCOVERING POSSIBILITIES IN EXISTING THINGS
2.2 CONFRONTING INNER AND OUTER IMAGES
2.3 BINDING TO CONCRETENESS
2.4 INDIVIDUAL EXPERIENCE, SELF-OBSERVATION, INSIGHT
2.5 ANTI-CREATIVITY, DECONSTRUCTION, DESTRUCTIVITY
III. DIMENSIONS OF CREATIVE CONSCIOUSNESS IN EXAMPLES OF PAINTING
3.1 MARC CHAGALL:
THE RABBI, OR THE PINCH OF SNUFF
3.2 MARC CHAGALL:
JEW IN RED
3.3 MARC CHAGALL:
RABBI WITH TORAH
3.4 MARC CHAGALL:
JEW IN GREEN
3.5 MARC CHAGALL:
JEW IN BLACK AND WHITE
IV. CREATIVITY AS INTERACTION BETWEEN MASCULINE AND FEMININE FACTORS
4.1 OTTO DIX:
SELF-PORTRAIT WITH MUSE
4.2 RENÉ MAGRITTE:
ATTEMPTING THE IMPOSSIBLE
4.3 EDOUARD MANET:
LUNCHEON ON THE GRASS
4.4 ALBRECHT DÜRER:
ADAM AND EVE
4.5 JULIAN WASSER:
DUCHAMP PLAYING CHESS WITH A NUDE
V. THE CREATIVE INDIVIDUAL
5.1 DAIMONIC INDIVIDUALITY IN ALBRECHT DÜRER’S THE DESPERATE MAN
5.2 MUSE-INSPIRED INDIVIDUALITY IN PABLO PICASSO’S FAMILY OF SALTIMBANQUES
5.3 INGENIOUS INDIVIDUALITY IN VINCENT VAN GOGH’S THE POTATO EATERS
5.4 ALCHEMICAL INDIVIDUALITY IN PAUL KLEE’S CARNIVAL IN THE MOUNTAINS
5.5 MISSIONARY INDIVIDUALITY
VI. CREATIVE EXISTENCE
6.1 THE CHOLERIC MODE IN VINCENT VAN GOGH’S SELF-PORTRAIT WITH THE BANDAGED EAR
6.2 THE SANGUINE MODE IN NICOLAS POUSSIN’S SELF-PORTRAIT
6.3 THE PHLEGMATIC MODE IN PAUL GAUGUIN’S THE ARTIST WITH THE YELLOW CHRIST
6.4 THE MELANCHOLIC MODE IN EDVARD MUNCH’S SELF-PORTRAIT: BETWEEN THE CLOCK AND THE BED
VII. CREATIVITY AND THE EXPERIENCE OF TRANSCENDENCE
7.1 JUAN MIRÓ:
SELF-PORTRAIT
7.2 MARC CHAGALL:
SELF-PORTRAIT WITH SEVEN FINGERS
7.3 PAULA MODERSOHN-BECKER:
SELF-PORTRAIT WITH AMBER NECKLACE
7.4 ALBRECHT DÜRER:
SELF-PORTRAIT WITH LANDSCAPE
7.5 HENRI ROUSSEAU:
SELF-PORTRAIT FROM L’ÎLE SAINT LOUIS
VIII. CONCLUDING REFLECTIONS ON THE NATURE OF CREATIVITY
8.1 CREATIVITY: CONSTRUCTION AND NEGATION
8.2 CREATIVITY AS THE COOPERATION OF OPPOSITES
8.3 THE OBJECTIVE CREATIVE FORCE AND THE FOUR TEMPERAMENTS

Brutsche, Paul

Creativity: Patterns of Creative Imagination as Seen Through Art

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