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I like his painting, especially the "p" trap. Bottom left.

You don't really appreciate good plumbing until you have a leaking toilet. {I was going to say;"until you have a leak". but I thought that would be rude.]

In the news today- a Gustav Klimpt painting looted by the Nazis from Austria-$30 million dollar value.

TJR.

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I saw a great Gustavo Klimpt show in Vienna while I was en route to Armenia. The show was a retrospect of his early years and mostly landscapes ... But you could see the development of is abstraction going into such paintings as The Kiss.

it was a great educational experience to see his work like that.

In younger days I saw. Modrian and a Van Gogh retrospectives at the Phila. Museum of Art in the 60s that also showed their development into what we think of them as today.

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I have been looking for a book but don't remember the title and the author was Ellen Dasanaki or something like that. The premise was the mankind needs to create as part of the cognitive level of thought homo sapiens have achieved. It was an interesting book.

Creating is a basic need and behavior according to this book.

 

Marcia

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This past weekend I listened to the TED radio hour (you might be more familiar with www.ted.com ) that discussed creativity from the point of view of a scientist, an educator (this was  the only name I remember--Sir Keith Robinson), and performance artists.  I will go to the TED website and look into it further.  

 

The main premise was that artist's brains, during the creative process, light up in certain areas like a pinball machine, but their frontal lobe actually almost disconnects at the same time.  Seems we artists need to get out of our own way so that the process can continue.  Creativity works better when we subdue our subconscious and quit worrying about failure and/or what anyone else may think of our efforts.  

 

We all need art.  Robinson said that education is now being operated the way a Fortune 500 corporation would handle it.  Corporations no longer hire people with only one degree they want more paperwork to flap about.  He also said that the more education leans that way, the less innovative the corporations will be because they will have eliminated any creativity that doesn't fit the "bottom line".

 

Boy, I hope not.

 

Shirley

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