Published September 2004
by Karnac Books .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||330|
Leonardo, Psychoanalysis, and Art History is the latest round of a lively intellectual debate that has taken place between the two disciplines over the decades. Using Freud's Leonardo da Vinci and a Memory of His Childhood as a starting point, Collins employs psychoanalytic theory to deepen and expand the psychobiographical understanding of the : Bradley I. Collins, da Vinci Leonardo. Danielle Knafo’s Dancing With the Unconscious: The Art of Psychoanalysis and the Psychoanalysis of Art is a valuable addition to the growing literature on psychoanalysis and art and creativity. Traversing a wide and rich terrain, from transformation of trauma through art, to the creative dimensions of psychoanalysis, Cited by: 1. In this provocative, closely argued book, Ellen handler Spitz explores three principal psychoanalytic approaches to art. The first considers the relations between an artist's life and work; the second focuses on the work of art itself; and the third encompasses the intricate relations between a work of art and its audience or by: Dreams and Drama: Psychoanalytic Criticism, Creativity, and the Artist (Book Review) Author:v Roland, Alan Publisher: Wesleyan University Press, Reviewed By: Elaine Schwager, Fall , pp. In this groundbreaking book, Alan Roland’s stated purpose is to integrate psychoanalysis with art and the artist.
Often derided as unscientific and self-indulgent, psychoanalysis has been an invaluable resource for artists, art critics and historians throughout the twentieth century. Art and Psychoanalysis investigates these encounters/5(8). In this poisonous atmosphere, Frank Summers’s book Self-Creation: Psychoanalytic Therapy and the Art of the Possible is as refreshing as a spring breeze. Summers has his theoretical adversaries, most notably Freud, and his arguments against classical metapsychology and technique are not completely justified (see below). Based on more than twenty-five years of research in psychology of art as well as clinical psychoanalysis, the essays collected in this volume afford a rare opportunity to follow the development of the author's thought and to experience with him the unfolding of his ideas."The striking absence of generalities, together with the careful documentation of what observations the/5. Freud always recognized the genius of artists in perceiving deep psychic truths that psychoanalysts have rendered more explicit. This explains his interest in art, almost concomitant with the birth of psychoanalysis and developing along three main lines: the analysis of works of art, of the creative activity, and of the esthetic experience.
Art and Psychoanalysis investigates these encounters. The shared relationship to the unconscious, severed from Romantic inspiration by Freud, is traced from the Surrealist engagement with. The studies of German psychoanalytic Sigmund Freud () further contributed to the understanding of art creation and perception. Freud was the first to kick off a research into art as part of psychoanalysis. Freud saw art and creation as a tool used by individuals in an attempt to manage their psychic pressure and frustrations. The Art, Creativity, and Psychoanalysis book series seeks to highlight original, cutting edge studies of the relationship between psychoanalysis and the world of art and the psychology of artists, with subject matter including the psychobiography of artists, the creative process, the psychology of aesthetic experience, as well as the aesthetic, creative and artistic aspects of psychoanalysis. Since Freud’s introduction of clinical psychoanalysis and its application to the humanities and other fields, a number of books on art and psychoanalysis, starting in the s, have been published. Later books cover slightly different approaches to art and psychoanalysis.