Weathering the storm: inspiration, doubts, and beauty

Weathering the storm: inspiration, doubts, and beauty

Journal of Creativity and Inspiration PERSPECTIVE Weathering the storm: inspiration, doubts, and beauty Trinity Johnson [Author info] 14 February 2024 – Vol 2, Issue 2. Creativity. Where do artists find their creativity, their muse and inspiration?  Well,...
Visualizing inspiration: the creative process of an illustrator

Visualizing inspiration: the creative process of an illustrator

Journal of Creativity and Inspiration PERSPECTIVE Visualizing inspiration: the creative process of an illustrator Matt Manley [Author info] 14 February 2024 – Vol 2, Issue 2. Creating art is a method to explore human experiences. For me, art mainly operates...
Opening drawers in my memory: a sculptor’s creative process

Opening drawers in my memory: a sculptor’s creative process

Journal of Creativity and Inspiration PERSPECTIVE Opening drawers in my memory: a sculptor’s creative process Silvia Contarelli [Author info] 6 September 2023 – Vol 1, Issue 1. Inspiration and art. I have often wondered what links these two together, and if one...
Artificial Intelligence in the service of art

Artificial Intelligence in the service of art

Journal of Creativity and Inspiration EDITORIAL Artificial Intelligence in the service of art Gil Dekel [Author info] 6 September 2023 – Vol 1, Issue 1. Artists have continuously pushed the boundaries of their craft, finding inspiration in the world outside and...
14.3 The workshop experiment

14.3 The workshop experiment

Inspiration: a functional approach to creative practice. PhD thesis in Art, Design & Media, by Gil Dekel.   14.3 The workshop experiment As participants were arriving they all apologised for ‘not being creative’, and suggested that they ‘do not engage much in...
14.3 The workshop experiment

12.3 Summary of chapter 12

Inspiration: a functional approach to creative practice. PhD thesis in Art, Design & Media, by Gil Dekel.   ​12.3 Summary of chapter 12 The act of application involves experiencing reality in a way that sharpens the sense of perception of beauty. With the...
14.3 The workshop experiment

12.2 Space

Inspiration: a functional approach to creative practice. PhD thesis in Art, Design & Media, by Gil Dekel.   12.2 Space With a sense of appreciation of the environment, artists allow the observed reality with its beauty to form a part of the artist’s own...
14.3 The workshop experiment

12.1 Place

Inspiration: a functional approach to creative practice. PhD thesis in Art, Design & Media, by Gil Dekel.   12.1 Place Artists are inspired to create their work in places, such as nature, cities, galleries and people’s homes. However, artists seem to have a...
14.3 The workshop experiment

12. Application

Inspiration: a functional approach to creative practice. PhD thesis in Art, Design & Media, by Gil Dekel.   12. Application With the artistic ideas ready to be applied, the artist allows the external reality to affect the final shaping of the work, in a...
14.3 The workshop experiment

11.3 Summary of chapter 11

Inspiration: a functional approach to creative practice. PhD thesis in Art, Design & Media, by Gil Dekel.   11.3 Summary of chapter 11 I conclude from the above that artists’ experiences are given initial boundaries within abstract shapes that allow for the...
14.3 The workshop experiment

11.1 Shape

Inspiration: a functional approach to creative practice. PhD thesis in Art, Design & Media, by Gil Dekel.   11.1 Shape The artistic experiences that I examined are manifested from the inner reality and to the external environment through shapes and colours....
14.3 The workshop experiment

10.4 Summary of chapter 10

Inspiration: a functional approach to creative practice. PhD thesis in Art, Design & Media, by Gil Dekel.   10.4 Summary of chapter 10 Carl Jung (1972: 21–23) asserts that there are unconscious aspects to the perception of reality through the senses. The...
14.3 The workshop experiment

10.3 Acknowledging

Inspiration: a functional approach to creative practice. PhD thesis in Art, Design & Media, by Gil Dekel.   10.3 Acknowledging With heightened emotions and an urge to create comes a process of acknowledgement, where the artist makes an intuitive response to...
14.3 The workshop experiment

10.2 Feeling

Inspiration: a functional approach to creative practice. PhD thesis in Art, Design & Media, by Gil Dekel.   10.2 Feeling Once artists open up to the inner voice, they seem to attach to it an emotion or a specific feeling, which makes the experience specific...
14.3 The workshop experiment

10.1 Sensing

Inspiration: a functional approach to creative practice. PhD thesis in Art, Design & Media, by Gil Dekel.   10.1 Sensing Noticing that something exists, or sensing it, is an initial experience in the artistic process. Inner voice / listening / collective...
14.3 The workshop experiment

10. Stimulation

Inspiration: a functional approach to creative practice. PhD thesis in Art, Design & Media, by Gil Dekel.   10. Stimulation The artists that I have studied indicate that they begin the process of creating art with an urge to create. The initial experience of...
14.3 The workshop experiment

9.2 Core themes (pt 2 of 2)

Inspiration: a functional approach to creative practice. PhD thesis in Art, Design & Media, by Gil Dekel.   9.2 Core themes (pt 2 of 2) While exploring the use of abstract shapes in the process of art making I noted that colours come next. Kandinsky (1972)...
14.3 The workshop experiment

9.2 Core themes (pt 1 of 2)

Inspiration: a functional approach to creative practice. PhD thesis in Art, Design & Media, by Gil Dekel.   9.2 Core themes (pt 1 of 2) The core themes which I developed from my reflections on the actions that I undertook are captured by the chapters’...
14.3 The workshop experiment

8.1.7 Humour

Inspiration: a functional approach to creative practice. PhD thesis in Art, Design & Media, by Gil Dekel.   8.1.7 Humour Former USA Secretary of State and Ambassador to the UN, Madeleine Albright (2003: 320) asserts that in order to begin a dialogue between...