Results 1 – 12 of 16 The Hidden Order of Art: A Study in the Psychology of Artistic Imagination. May 24, by Anton Ehrenzweig. First Published in Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. British Journal of Medical Psychology · Volume 21, Issue 3 · British Journal of Medical Psychology banner. UNCONSCIOUS FORM‐CREATION IN ART. ANTON.
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Retrieved from ” https: Michael Snodgrass – – Ehrenzaeig Journal of Psychology 4: Conscious thought is sharply focused and highly differentiated in its elements; the deeper we penetrate into low-level imagery and phantasy the more the single track divides and branches into unlimited directions so that in the end its structure appears chaotic. Children can listen breathlessly to a tale of which they understand only little.
But fortunately this does not really matter. From Vienna to the Present. In a way this kind of reading needs what I will call a syncretistic approach.
Reviews “One of the most intelligent books ever written about the psychology of artistic creativity. Contents Order in Chaos.
But as time passes by the ‘hidden order’ in art’s substructure the work of unconscious form creation rises to the surface.
Essentially a merging of Freudian psycho-analysis and Gestalt psychologythis thesis established the importance of the interplay that takes place between our conscious and formal creation of images and our undisciplined perceptive imagination.
Hence creativity requires a diffuse, scattered kind of attention that contradicts our normal logical habits of thinking. The Devoured and Burned God.
What he meant was that the argument had a tendency to jump from high psychological theory to highly practical recipes for art teaching and the like; scientific jargon mixed with mundane everyday language. Gary Hatfield – – Oxford University Press.
Anton Ehrenzweig (Author of The Hidden Order of Art)
Artistic Value in an Era of Doubt. Reason may seem to be cast aside for a moment. The Foundation of the Unconscious: The modern artist may attack his own reason and single-track thought; but atnon new order is already in the making. The conflict proves to be akin to the conflict of single-track thought and ‘polyphonic’ scattered attention which I have described.
Yet owing to the powers of the creative mind real disaster is averted. This ability of understanding- and it is an ability may be due to their syncretistic capacity to comprehend a total structure rather than analysing single elements. They ultimately evade all conscious control.
A publisher’s reader once objected to my lack of focus. There is of course an intrinsic order in the progress of the book. He died the following year in HammersmithLondon, of ehrenzwejg sudden heart attack. Account Options Sign in. A reader who cannot take ‘flying leaps’ over portions of technical information which he cannot understand will become of necessity a rather narrow specialist. Casey O’Callaghan – – Philosophy Compass 3 4: I do not think that a reader who wants to proceed on a single track will understand the complexity of art and creativity in general anyway.
The conflict proves to be akin to the conflict aanton single-track thought and ‘polyphonic’ scattered attention which I have described. A reader who cannot take ‘flying leaps’ over portions of technical information which he cannot understand will become of necessity a rather narrow specialist. Sir Herbert Read commented on Ehrenzweig’s contribution following his death:. For instance the plastic effects of painting pictorial space which are familiar to every artist and art lover tum out to be determined by deeply unconscious perceptions.
McGrath – – Routledge. Schelling and the Unconscious. The Psychoanalysis of Artistic Vision and Hearing Frank Tallis – – Profile Books. So why bother about him?