Sunday, May 29, 2011
Helen Bianchin: Visualization, Imagination & Creativity
An artist creates images on canvas with paint, and a sculptor sculpts.
A singer possessed of a voice so pure, it catches your breath.
More than talent, practice. A gift?
One of my favourite quotes is by Michelangelo - I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
It made me wonder what artists see before they begin to craft - whether it be writing, painting, sculpting.
Does a writer visualize the characters, the setting, imagine what they say - to the point where it all seems to become real, and the struggle to convey that image is the talent, persistence - ok, sheer bloody-mindedness - to employ the right words, so the reader shares the writer's visualization?
Is there any particular artist, author - anyone - who has touched you in life? Inspired you?
I'll share a few of mine ...
A painting by Monet 's garden
O Holy Night sung by Celine Dion
Shakespeare for his prose
Daniel Day Lewis for his dedication and preparation in order to play a scripted part.