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Creative people have many facets in their personality, sometimes feeble, sometimes stubborn, sometimes positive, sometimes negative and mostly sensitive - sensitivity is the juice of creativity. How do creative people make the best out of their 'creative' personality in business?
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Nothing more revolutionary than the invention of internet when it comes to the marriage of art and business. How do web-sites appeal to an international audience? Can culture travel? Listen to an experienced web developer talk about her experience in aesthetics and technology across different cultures: from Latin America to China to Japan to Middle East to Scandanavia. Which colours and aesthetics will appeal to them? What to take note with regard to the technological development?
Picture: Clockwork for Oracles II (2008), an installation by artist Ugo Rondinone, represented by Gladstone Gallery, New York, courtesy of The Guardian ... See MoreSee Less
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. (Aristotle)
-- Quoted by the best-selling business book "The 7 habits of highly effective people" in its introduction.
Many people have an impression that artists and creative people are sloppy, disorganised and messy. In fact, artists are one of the most disciplined species on earth. In order to achieve perfection, they need to form a routine and mundane, almost boring schedule. Their tenacity is no less than any businessmen. No short-cut to success, in art and in business.
“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.”
PABLO PICASSO, Spanish painter
“I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.”
CHARLES DICKENS, English writer
“Order and simplification are the first steps toward the mastery of a subject.”
THOMAS MANN, German novelist
“I keep to this routine every day without variation. The repetition itself becomes the important thing; it’s a form of mesmerism. I mesmerize myself to reach a deeper state of mind.”
HARUKI MURAKAMI, Japanese novelist
“Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.”
GUSTAVE FLAUBERT, French novelist (2 photos) ... See MoreSee Less
When art meets tech meets commerce. Digital hanging garden in Sofitel Vienna. We applaud Sofitel's "ambition to link local and international culture and art with its own values, offering the guest a memorable `Living in an Artwork' experience".
www.dezeen.com/2011/03/03/sofitel-vienna-stephansdom-by-jean-nouvel/ (4 photos) ... See MoreSee Less
Are you an entrepreneurial artist? Creativity is not just found in content, but also in enterprising your art by thinking creatively in spotting opportunities.
Simon Tarrant, a then 44-year-old painter from London who has never had gallery representation and has had only two solo shows in his 15-year career, decided to try something different. He approached a vacant shop on high street and turned it into an art gallery. The landlord took a percentage of the sale of art.
Got any new idea today?
Source: www.nytimes.com/2009/09/01/arts/design/01stores.html?_r=0 ... See MoreSee Less