Aging, Creativity and Art: A Positive Perspective on by Martin S. Lindauer PDF

By Martin S. Lindauer

Aging, Creativity and artwork: a favorable point of view on Late-LifeDevelopment explores the strengths and possibilities of outdated age as those are manifested through the accomplishments of getting older artists, overdue inventive works, and aged arts audiences. The e-book attracts on scholarship within the humanities, essentially in artwork historical past; examines almost always work and painters, either historic and modern; experiences empirical study on creativity and cognition, predominantly from psychology and gerontology; and provides the author's unique experiences, together with surveys of paintings historians, questionnaires accomplished by means of getting older artists and humanities audiences, and experiments related to judgments of artwork by means of laypersons. The learn provided in Aging,Creativity and paintings: a favorable standpoint on Late-Life Development means that creativity maintains into the later years; higher-order psychological talents on the topic of creativity, like mind's eye and problem-solving, persist until eventually past due in existence; and the elderly's actual, sensory, psychological, and interpersonal knowledge should be greater by way of engagement with the humanities. This paintings interrelates the disciplines of technological know-how, the arts, and the humanities to shape a synthesis that builds at the strengths of the tools of quantification of technology; the emphasis at the person within the humanities; and the expressive and intuitive modes of conversation within the arts. Aging, Creativity and paintings: a good standpoint onLate-Life Development significantly examines the psychology of creativity, cognitive improvement, and gerontology, and may be of curiosity to quite a lot of execs and scholars in those fields.

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Of ideas about age and aging" (p. xiv). In addition, reports from aging artists and examples of their art. given a criticalhistorical context by the humanities and framed by scientific facts about old age, support public and governmental agencies charged with establishing and maintaining arts programs for the aged. The host of disciplines represent different methods and goals. The arts emphasize intuitive inquiries and expressive outcomes. The humanities favor narrative analyses of the individual and highlight the unique.

Xviii, 117, and 119). Chinese scroll paintings , for example, depicted the aged as both respected and feared because of their authority. Similarly, in early Western art , there was a mixture of respect and fear in portrayals of God and the Fathers of the Church, who were invariably shown as old. " In the Renaissance, though, artists like Michelangelo, Leonardo, Titian, and Tintorello treated age as honorable. However, Jacques interpreted Rembrandt's self-portraits as an old man as unfavorable to the elderly.

A collection of late works of art is felicitously titled, I am still learning: Late works by masters (Feldman, 1992) . Some artists achieved great and unexpected fame late in life (Cohen, 1997; Rodeheaver et al. 1998 ; Root-Bernstein, 1999, see especially p. 462; Steinberg, 2001) , the most well known of whom is Grandma Moses (Mary Robertson). She took up embroidery at age 67 to cope with the loss of her husband , began painting at 78 when arthritis made detail work too difficult, and continued to work at her easel until her death at age 101.

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