Creative States of Mind: Psychoanalysis and the Artist s Process .

What is it like to be an artist? Drawing on interviews with professional artists, this book takes the reader inside the creative process. The author, an artist and a psychotherapist, uses psychoanalytic theory to shed light on fundamental questions such as the origin of new ideas and the artists state of mind while working.
Based on interviews with 33 professional artists, who reflect on their experiences of creating new works of art, as well as her own artistic practice, Patricia Townsend traces the trajectory of the creative process from the artists first inkling or pre-sense, through to the completion of a work, and its release to the public. Drawing on psychoanalytic theory, particularly the work of Donald Winnicott, Marion Milner and Christopher Bollas, the book presents the artists process as a series of interconnected and overlapping stages, in which there is a movement between the artists inner world, the outer world of shared reality, and the spaces in-between.
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Authors: Patricia Townsend

Date: 2021

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Format: pdf

Pages: 146



Language: English

ISBN / ASIN: 0367146169


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