Monday, November 16, 2009

Elizabeth Gilbert: A New Way To Think About Creativity


This is too good not to share, and a big thank you to Marlene Hargreaves for posting it on Facebook.

Elizabeth Gilbert author of Eat Pray Love gives a wonderful talk about Genius, and how this aspect of creativity has become a burden on artists ever since the birth of the Renaissance.

Her research across history brought her to the teachings of the ancient Greeks and Romans who believed that creativity was a divine attendant spirit that came to human beings from some distant unknowable source, and did not come from human beings themselves.

Her talk is insightful, humorous and full of knowledge of not only the source of creativity but shares some wonderful stories about how and when creativity comes through the artist.

For some this may sound radical, for me I am overjoyed that another wonderful soul living on the planet at the same time as me has confirmed something I have always believed in.

1 comment:

  1. Brilliant! Thanks for sharing that. And I feel the same way... :-)

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