By Lois Oppenheim

ISBN-10: 158391806X

ISBN-13: 9781583918067

What can neuroscience give a contribution to the psychodynamic realizing of creativity and the mind's eye?

A Curious Intimacy is an leading edge examine into the interrelation among paintings and neuro-psychoanalysis which considerably narrows the divide among the arts and the sciences.

Situating our clutch of the artistic brain in the historic context of theories of sublimation, Lois Oppenheim proposes a transformation in paradigm for the research of the artistic approach, wondering the concept creativity serves, particularly, the reparation of early item relationships and the answer of clash. The publication is split into components. half One, Art and the Brain, introduces the sector of neuro-psychoanalysis and examines the contribution it might probably make to the dialogue of gender and paintings. half , A New path for Interdisciplinary Psychoanalysis, attracts at the verbal and visible artistry of Samuel Beckett, Paul Klee and Martha Graham to place to the try out the proposed new course for utilized psychoanalysis. Lois Oppenheim concludes via addressing the way forward for psychoanalysis because it turns into more and more knowledgeable through neuroscience and elevating questions about what the neurobiology of emotion and feeling has to inform us concerning the artistic adventure of anyone and what may possibly represent a 'neuro-psychoanalytic aesthetics'.

A Curious Intimacy can have nice charm for all these attracted to the examine of mind's eye and creativity. it is going to even be of specific curiosity to scholars around the humanities and sciences and to psychotherapists and psychoanalysts desirous to discover the contribution that neuro-psychoanalysis could make to our figuring out of the inventive process.

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That perpetual revelation is what directs the creative process and makes it bear upon (and, hopefully, better) human life. 44 * * * In the second part of this book I will look at a literary depiction (by Beckett) of a deficit in self-consciousness, a visual depiction (by Klee) of an altered self-representation, and a choreographic depiction (by Graham) of a selfawareness sharpened through movement of the body in time and space. Prior to that I will consider a more preliminary question: namely, whether the experience of self as a gendered individual – that is, with desires and fears both conscious and unconscious relating to the biology of sexuality – might in some real way be determinative of creative expression.

They attest to a heterogeneity that appears to disassociate her from those favoring l’écriture féminine. Her writing neither cultivates nor even recognizes difference as a motivating or psychological force. A speaking subject is inscribed, nothing more. Or so it seems. It has been noted that Marguerite Duras, a writer on the periphery of the nouveau roman (and one better known than Sarraute in the United States), also uses silence, non-speech, to display what she calls in her 1964 novel The Ravishing of Lol V.

2 And what contextualizes that theory is the female body, more 34 A curious intimacy precisely, the feeling a woman derives from her physical and emotional capacities as a woman. ”4 Chicago made a great many drawings and paintings that were sewn by hundreds of women into the needlepoint Birth Project. Conceived (pun intended) for the purpose of rendering metaphorically the creation of the universe as a profoundly feminine act, the images do not depict the process of labor so much as transcribe the pain and joy of the laboring woman into an equivalent visual expression.

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