Art and the Unconscious

“How do the unconscious processes of the mind flow forward and take shape in a theatrical performance, a poet’s rhythms, a dancer’s gestures, a composer’s harmonies or a painter’s shapes and colors? How do artists apprehend and tap their unconscious depths? Or, for that matter, would they rather leave them alone? What do we, as spectators, listeners and readers, understand of our own responses to art that transcend the conscious means of reception? Is the unconscious always to be trusted? Or could it be, as UC Berkeley Professor and former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass sometimes suspects, that ‘the unconscious is incredibly conservative and consciousness is much more flexible and adaptive?'”

PAINTING A PICTURE OF THE CREATIVE MIND Steven Winn, SFGate 5/28/07

What happens to us when art connects to the unconscious Steven Winn, SFGate 5/29/07

Posted by: Tanya

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