Finding the Muse: A Sociopsychological Inquiry into the Conditions of Artistic Creativityby Mark Freeman
Pub. Date: 11/05/2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Finding the Muse explores the lives of a group of aspiring fine artists from the mid-1960s, when they completed art school, to the mid-1980s, focusing especially on problems of artistic creativity as they relate to such issues as the mystique of the artist, the challenge of establishing community among artists, the place of the art market in the construction of artistic identity, and the limits and possibilities of modern and postmodern art itself. By identifying the salient problems of contemporary artistic activity, the author seeks both to reconstruct more optimal conditions of creativity and to provide direction for how these conditions might be brought about.
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Table of ContentsAcknowledgements; 1. Social reality and the space of creativity; 2. To be an artist; 3. In the company of others; 4. Creativity and the market; 5. The dream of artistic freedom; 6. The conditions of creativity; Appendix: the Artists Project; References; Index.
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