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Title: Art of ideas
Authors: Brincat, Peter (2007)
Keywords: Creative ability
Literary recreations
Art, Modern -- 21st century
Issue Date: 2007
Citation: Brincat, P. (2007). Art of ideas (Master's dissertation).
Abstract: Narrowly interpreted as an unintelligible act of the genius or an ex-nihilo expression, creativity and the spirit it proposes are the result of an overall aesthetic, of a cultivated knowledge-base and perceptive sensibility, ably acknowledged, and made a significant part of one's continually evolving repertoire. The subject of an ever-increasing acknowledgement, creativity has for some time now been part of both academic as well as more practically oriented discourse. Likewise, contemporary art, accentuated by the nature of its abstract and parasitical expression, is all too often either elevated to a somewhat mystical status appreciated solely by the chosen few, or disregarded as a confused bohemian babble - something, in other words, that does not concern the practical mind. A more immersive approach to the subject leads one to think otherwise - that we should be aware of the mechanistic tendency of thought, and that we should culture a sensitivity and constant awareness of the medium we are adopting and surrounded by; that we are able to appreciate the relevance of the 'spirit' proposed by art and creativity within our own context, cultivating an approach that is not limited to the strict shapes of proposed bias. In so doing, we disclose the abstract potentiality of perception and allow ourselves the recognition of our personal aesthetic, the proposition to notice new similarities and new differences, of our ability for creative expression and its potential. Recognition that each one of us can be creative within our own context, not only in our ability to acknowledge the validity of our imagination and express our thoughts, but also in our ability to relate our expression to their interpretative aspect, acknowledging how our thoughts can be effected in others. A call then, for a legitimation, not by performance within a given game or domain, but by the paralogical ability of our expression to propose itself as truly creative - as a move in the game of knowledge - effecting itself in others, helping them be more imaginative and expressive in their own plight.
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