creativity and suffering

Discussion in 'Art & Culture' started by trevor borocz johnson, Apr 16, 2016.

  1. trevor borocz johnson Registered Senior Member

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    Could another way to say creativity comes from suffering be that genius is derived from thousands of hours of whim? or is it that mental suffering inspires a person to find a cathartic outlet and long term suffering would increase the amount of material produced by the artist increasing the chance of greatness?

    textbook suffering doesn't include the wimps who are so afraid to lose humility or damage there pride that even the suggestion of creative thought turns them into a cynical monster

     
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  3. Stoniphi obscurely fossiliferous Valued Senior Member

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    So you figure that Renoir was suffering as he counted his wealth and reveled in his fame? Picasso was really crying as he suffered through yet another sexual tryst with yet another beautiful female admirer? Dali - Le Enfant Terrible - suffered as he counted his 'dollars and gold' while wearing the gold threaded socks gifted to him by Elvis Presley and consuming the sumptuous meals he illustrated in "Les Diners Des Gala?

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    No, creativity does not come from suffering. Creativity comes from novel juxtaposing of formerly disparate elements seen through the mental lens of a trained intellect. 'Creative output is directly proportional to experiential input'. No, everybody is not creative, not everyone can be a great artist, and there is a huge difference between creative work and disjunctive work. Further, "greatness" is not the point of being an artist.

    ...and the word you were looking for is spelled "their", not "there".

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