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The creative society by Lars Tvede

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BABBLERS,CYNICS,CHARLATANS

Artist Salvador Dali once said that he had never ordered lobster in a restaurant and then been served a fried phone as a result. In other words, parts of life are fairly predictable – if you order lobster, that’s probably what you will get, just as next Wednesday will typically play out in a similar way to last Wednesday. However, there exists a minority of people who live in a world in which repetition is totally unacceptable - namely artists. In this profession, you are either innovative or you are nothing.

In 1990, a book with the intriguing title The Clockwork Muse: the predictability of Artistic Change was ...

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