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Tate: Brief Lessons in Creativity

By Frances Ambler

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Banish creative block with inspirational words from Hockney, Pollock and more.

'Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent and independent with a tremendous spirit of adventure and a love
of play.'
- Matisse

Use this essential guide to crack artistic algorithms and improve, sustain and nurture your creativity. Brief Lessons in Creativity presents a rich variety of artistic methods and solutions for you to try, and is packed with inspiration and practical takeaways.

Stay curious like Rauschenberg by immersing yourself in the world through seeing, reading and researching. Repeat and revisit with Cézanne to try things differently, and collect and remix with Matisse and Bacon. Appreciate the importance of solitude and space with Bourgeois, and improvise freely with Van Gogh. With every chapter, learn how to create your best work and embrace a new sense of playfulness.

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  • ISBN: 9781781577240
  • Publication date: 04 Apr 2019
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  • Imprint: Ilex Press
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