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Watch: The Myth of the Creative Genius

This video argues for the enduring idea of the creative genius as more myth than reality. The "genius" as a cultural trope is a testament to the concept's hold over the Western imagination. There are, of course, different types of genius, from the scientific genius minds like Newton and Einstein (able to deduce the laws of the universe from simple observation) to the creative genius (the artist whose work is altogether more mysterious). As the video from Copy-Me puts it, "Creativity toes a blurry line between magic and genius. Ideas seem to happen in the flash of an instant, works appear to be born whole...and the only real creator is the misunderstood genius, enveloped in a powerful aura of originality." Read More...

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Published By: NoFilmSchool - Tuesday, 13 February, 2018

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