By David W. Galenson
At what level in their careers do nice artists produce their most crucial paintings? In a sequence of stories that convey new insights and new dimensions to the research of inventive creativity, Galenson’s new e-book examines the careers of multiple hundred smooth painters, poets and novelists to bare a robust dating among age and inventive creativity.
Analyzing the careers of significant literary and creative figures, corresponding to Cézanne, van Gogh, Dickens, Hemingway and Plath, Galenson highlights different equipment during which artists have made ideas.
Pointing to a brand new and richer background of the trendy arts, this book is of curiosity, not just to humanists and social scientists, yet to a person attracted to the character of human creativity in general.
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2. 1. 2. In this highly selective ranking of a mere handful of the most important individual paintings of French modern art, no less than four artists – Picasso, Manet, Courbet, and Duchamp – have two entries apiece. 1 Ranking of artists by total illustrations French rank Artist French illustrations US rank US illustrations 1 2 3 4 5 6 7(t) 7(t) 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20(t) 20(t) 22 23(t) 23(t) 25 26 27(t) 27(t) 29(t) 29(t) 31 32 33 34 35 206 121 120 108 101 97 85 85 75 74 73 62 61 58 53 51 49 41 40 37 37 36 35 35 34 27 26 26 25 25 23 22 20 18 14 1 2 3 5 6(t) 4 6(t) 8 10 9 12 20(t) 15 16 14 20(t) 13 28 11 18 24 23 27 17 34 19 33 26 35 29(t) 20(t) 31 30 32 25 335 169 136 125 116 130 116 97 74 81 68 29 51 40 60 29 64 19 72 35 27 29 20 38 10 31 12 23 7 18 29 14 15 13 26 Picasso Matisse Cézanne Monet van Gogh Manet Braque Gauguin Renoir Degas Courbet Bonnard Léger Toulouse-Lautrec Seurat Delaunay Miró Gris Duchamp Chagall Derain Rousseau Picabia Pissarro Modigliani Rouault Masson Redon Dufy Vuillard Whistler Soutine Vlaminck Tanguy Arp Source: This and subsequent tables are based on the data set constructed for this study.
I was at his home and saw him working. 2. The frequency and abruptness of his stylistic changes during the nearly eight decades of his career have become a commonplace among the many scholars who have studied his work. ”31 This independence, like the periodic appearance of the great landmark works that announced his innovations, was a direct consequence of Picasso’s conceptual approach to art. Unlike Cézanne, who once told a younger artist “I seek in painting,” Picasso valued conclusions: “In my opinion to search means nothing in painting.
Each table also shows the corresponding American ranking of the respective painters and paintings. The similarity between the French and American rankings is striking. 1, Picasso holds the top place in both France and the USA, in both cases by a large margin over his closest competitors, who are in both cases Matisse and Cézanne, respectively. Although there are minor differences in their ordering, the top 10 painters are identical in both rankings. Larger discrepancies in order appear lower in the rankings, as the distances among painters in numbers of illustrations become smaller, but the rankings remain similar; so for example only one of the top 19 painters in the French ranking fails to appear among the top 20 in the American ranking.