How an Artist is Like a Tree: Paul Klee on Creativity - Deepstash

Bite-sized knowledge

to upgrade

your career

Ideas from books, articles & podcasts.

created 3 ideas

THEMARGINALIAN

How an Artist is Like a Tree: Paul Klee on Creativity

How an Artist is Like a Tree: Paul Klee on Creativity

themarginalian.org

STASHED IN:

58 reads

The artist and trees

Trees have enchantment and self-clarification to artists.

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing which stands in the way,” wrote William Blake.

Paul Klee likens the artist to a tree

In a 1924 lecture about the creative process, German artist Paul Klee has insightfully intersected the canon of sylvan metaphors with the canon of theories of creativity.

"The artist has studied this world of variety and has, we may suppose, unobtrusively found his way...

The work of art is not a direct translation of the subconscious

Klee cautions that It is rather the work of transmutation for which the artist is both the agent and the vessel:

"Nobody would affirm that the tree grows its crown in the image of its root. Between above and below can be no mirrored reflection. It is obvious that different functions exp...

React

Comment

MORE LIKE THIS

created 23 ideas

Beginnings and endings, or what we see as a beginning and an ending, like the coming of a New Year and the going of the “Old” one, unnerve us all. Here is an idea to foster and to share: “What exists is precious not because it will one day be lost but because it has overcome the staggering odds of never having existed at all.” Happy 2022. 🎉

7

Comment

337 reads

created 4 ideas

10

Comment

1.84K reads

It's time to

READ

LIKE

A PRO!

Jump-start your

reading habits

, gather your

knowledge

,

remember what you read

and stay ahead of the crowd!

Takes just 5 minutes a day.


TRY THE DEEPSTASH APP

+2M Installs

4.7 App Score