An autobiographical approach to the creative process and to my creative work

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Eugene Taft Smith (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Gregory Ivy

Abstract: We who paint turn with reluctance to writing. We would much prefer to present our work and be silent until those happy occasions when the exuberance of wine and good fellowship encourage discussion. But since my work must now be explained, attacked, defended, and discussed, I shall try to do it in terms of my own life. I am interested in all theories of art. I have no very definite one of my own, nor should have for many years to come. It isn't proper at my age! And I am not willing to restrict my concentration to one facet of my interests. It is against the grain of my personality, for better or for worse, to do so, and that personality has produced the painting to be discussed. So in the course of this paper I shall reveal various facets of myself, my thinking, my feeling, and try to relate these discovered things to the drive toward creativity and to the work which I have done. In the first part of the paper a fairly large number of these aspects will be mentioned and several of these, in the second part, will be expanded.

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Language: English
Date: 1953

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