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The Resource Old masters and young geniuses : the two life cycles of artistic creativity, David W. Galenson

Old masters and young geniuses : the two life cycles of artistic creativity, David W. Galenson

Label
Old masters and young geniuses : the two life cycles of artistic creativity
Title
Old masters and young geniuses
Title remainder
the two life cycles of artistic creativity
Statement of responsibility
David W. Galenson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: When in their lives do great artists produce their greatest art? Do they strive for creative perfection throughout decades of painstaking and frustrating experimentation, or do they achieve it confidently and decisively, through meticulous planning that yields masterpieces early in their lives? By examining the careers not only of great painters but also of important sculptors, poets, novelists, and movie directors, Old Masters and Young Geniuses offers a profound new understanding of artistic creativity. Using a wide range of evidence, David Galenson demonstrates that there are two fundamentally different approaches to innovation, and that each is associated with a distinct pattern of discovery over a lifetime. Experimental innovators work by trial and error, and arrive at their major contributions gradually, late in life. In contrast, conceptual innovators make sudden breakthroughs by formulating new ideas, usually at an early age. Galenson shows why such artists as Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Cezanne, Jackson Pollock, Virginia Woolf, Robert Frost, and Alfred Hitchcock were experimental old masters, and why Vermeer, van Gogh, Picasso, Herman Melville, James Joyce, Sylvia Plath, and Orson Welles were conceptual young geniuses. He also explains how this changes our understanding of art and its past. Experimental innovators seek, and conceptual innovators find. By illuminating the differences between them, this pioneering book provides vivid new insights into the mysterious processes of human creativity
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Galenson, David W
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Ability, Influence of age on
  • Arts, Modern
  • Arts, Modern
  • ART
  • ART
  • ART
  • Ability, Influence of age on
  • Arts, Modern
  • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Kunstenaars
  • Creativiteit
  • Reputatie
  • Künstler
  • Lebensalter
  • Kunstproduktion
  • Kreativität
  • Künstler
Label
Old masters and young geniuses : the two life cycles of artistic creativity, David W. Galenson
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-222) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of illustrations and tables -- Preface -- Introduction -- 1: Theory -- Experimental and conceptual innovators -- Archetypes -- Planning, working, and stopping -- Innovation and age: old masters and young geniuses -- Artists, scholars, and art scholars -- 2: Measurement -- Quantifying artistic success -- Prices -- Textbook illustrations -- Examples: Ten important modern painters -- Retrospective exhibitions -- Examples: Ten important American painters -- Museum collections -- Museum exhibition -- Measuring careers -- 3: Extensions -- Spectrum of approaches -- Can artists change? -- Anomalies -- 4: Implications -- Masters and masterpieces -- Impressionists' challenge to the salon -- Masterpieces without masters -- Contrasting careers -- Conflicts -- Globalization of modern art -- 5: Before Modern Art -- 6: Beyond Painting -- Sculptors -- Poets -- Novelists -- Movie directors -- 7: Perspectives -- Portraits of the artist as an experimental or conceptual innovator -- Portraits of the artist as a young or old innovator -- Psychologists on the life cycles of creativity -- Understanding and increasing creativity -- Seekers and finders -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn733057995
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 233 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400837397
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttx29q
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)733057995
Label
Old masters and young geniuses : the two life cycles of artistic creativity, David W. Galenson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-222) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of illustrations and tables -- Preface -- Introduction -- 1: Theory -- Experimental and conceptual innovators -- Archetypes -- Planning, working, and stopping -- Innovation and age: old masters and young geniuses -- Artists, scholars, and art scholars -- 2: Measurement -- Quantifying artistic success -- Prices -- Textbook illustrations -- Examples: Ten important modern painters -- Retrospective exhibitions -- Examples: Ten important American painters -- Museum collections -- Museum exhibition -- Measuring careers -- 3: Extensions -- Spectrum of approaches -- Can artists change? -- Anomalies -- 4: Implications -- Masters and masterpieces -- Impressionists' challenge to the salon -- Masterpieces without masters -- Contrasting careers -- Conflicts -- Globalization of modern art -- 5: Before Modern Art -- 6: Beyond Painting -- Sculptors -- Poets -- Novelists -- Movie directors -- 7: Perspectives -- Portraits of the artist as an experimental or conceptual innovator -- Portraits of the artist as a young or old innovator -- Psychologists on the life cycles of creativity -- Understanding and increasing creativity -- Seekers and finders -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn733057995
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 233 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400837397
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttx29q
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)733057995

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