Creativity in Highly Eminent Individuals

Google test aside, the lovely fruit that highly eminent creative individuals have produced represents the finest mankind has to offer itself. The depth and breadth of human creativity, especially from the truly powerful creative is astounding. And those works generally regarded at that level usually don’t include much outside the white Eurocentric world. See, Maori culture and woodcarvings for just a taste of what Polynesia has to offer or Cycladic sculpture of the Aegean. Leave it to the Greeks, who spent far too much time drinking wine while laying on their backs coming up with creative diagrams of the heavens to glorify the effect of the muse on creativity. So many beautiful muses, so diverse over time, and with such a tremendous influence on the creative work of so many eminently creative people. How much does man owe to the incredible creative energy that muses gift to creative souls? Subtract the muses and we are left with little. Paris disappears. Eminently creative individuals do not choose the subject of their own creations. It is born into them by forces far beyond their control. Picasso could never have switched places with Einstein. Spain made Picasso and Austria Einstein. They are both eminently creative people, but with different wiring. The thing they do share is a lowered resistance to resistance. It’s all so fluid, so fast, with interconnectedness to nature, few boundaries, and little no physical resistance to subject or substance. Gertrude Stein said of Picasso, “no one had ever tried to express things seen not as one knows them but as they are when one sees them without remembering having...