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Henry Moore: Artist’s concerns about the risks of writing

Liabilities associated with writing expressed by sculptor Henry Moore in his own writings (1937). Specifically, he suggests that writing about art and art processes will inherently shift the artist-author social identification from artist to theorist. Of course, despite this concern...
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To write is to organize a relationship. –artist, Marcel Broodthaers

Words are events, they do things, change things.

They transform both speaker and hearer; they feed energy back and forth and amplify it.

They feed understanding or emotion back and forth and amplify it.

— Ursula K. Le Guin

I begin a painting with a series of mistakes…For me the medium of oil painting resists, more strongly than others, content cut off from external relations. It continually threatens, because of its motility and subtlety, to complicate a work beyond the simplicity inherent in a high order of abstraction. I attribute my increasing devotion to oil, lately as against the constructionalism of collage, to a greater involvement in the human world. A shift in one’s human situation entails a shift in one’s technique and subject-matter.
Robert Motherwell, 1947, statement 

Stepping Back to Move Forward: Expressive Writing Promotes Self-Distancing |. Pedagogical Implications for Training those “Moody Artists”

Summary: Park, J., Ayduk, Ö, & Kross, E. (2016). Stepping back to move forward: Expressive writing promotes self-distancing. Emotion, 16(3), 349-364. For individuals high in emotional reactivity with less efficient stress management mechanisms, it seems possible to regulate negative affect...
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[Pro-c Artist KWIC] knitting my | ASS | hairs together might be preferable Cantankerously HEXed: The trait of Agreeableness + Honest-Humility amongst visual artists [Big-C + Pro-c]

ROUGH + NEEDS CITATIONS ADDED. [or in playground talk: whose my daddy (theoretical basis foreFATHER) + my daddy can your daddy’s ass] INTRODUCTION low agreeableness of artists? Psychometric and historiometric studies on personality suggest a link exists between low Agreeableness and significant creative...
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Knitting my | ass | hairs together might be preferable *
Psycholinguistic computational analysis: Writing about the artist as an amalgamation of numbers

There is a trend that visual artists—benders of conventions archived in contemporary art historical and critical texts—have robust expressive and critical writing practices. Why are these makers of things, twisters of conventions, also compelled to write? What is the act...
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Social SENSE–what if

Need to explore. If mirror neurons in humans establish a capacity for empathy, a largely social function, and social pain piggybacks neural routes for registering magnitude and duration of perceptual (physical) pain, lighting up similar perceptual/pain/response regions of the brain, this suggests...
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