This presentation for higher education students is part of a new series; Rhythm, Rhyme and Reason Dynamic Learning!
Come and join interdisciplinary artist/author Tim Hazell as he explores vision, imagination and perception’s role in art and society!
Imagination in the Plastic Arts - An Introduction to "Inner Life," is a concentrated 19-page learning module that takes students on a journey through major developments in contemporary arts, with an emphasis on the 20th century. The exciting text and photo displays integrate visual arts with parallel movements and schisms in poetry and literary arts, philosophy, global issues, aesthetics and cultural perspectives.
This learning module is the perfect way to introduce a formal presentation to the class that will no doubt lead to spirited discussion and can be used as the foundation for personal research projects. Recent visionaries who have added immeasurably to our perception of the contemporary world around us, by creating new realities that forever changed our ideas about beauty and society are showcased, along with excerpts from their poems and writings.
Native cultures of the Americas had a profound influence on artists living in Europe's industrialized societies. Their nature-based theocracies produced unique art forms; their religions, philosophies and humanism were to inspire some of the greatest works of our time. Native presence and effect on 20th-century Western thought is clearly explained and linked to major developments in contemporary art and perception. Indigenous cultures have left us rich chronicles documenting the fragility of life and beauty’s transience.
Internationally renowned artists provided insights into their own creative processes and commentary on the workings of "inner life." Ways of seeing, harnessing the potential of forms in ambient space and their transformation in the hands of masters are presented as excerpts and contrasted with revealing photographs.
States of daydreaming and clairvoyance have potent implications when interpreted as the basis for great art. References to the stuff of imagination and inspiration are often complex and difficult to interpret.
Concepts of daydreams, the psychology of perception, movements in literature such as automatic writing, surrealism and expressionism will be explored. Semiotics and the secret life of objects that provide so much of poetry's inspiration are profiled.
This module takes full advantage of interdisciplinary approaches to explore and explain imagination, cognition and concepts of inner life as artists transform ideas, people, places and objects they encounter in their research, craft and daily living!
Rhythm, Rhyme and Reason's Dynamic Learning Series will offer a full range of "Information Modules," designed to bring out the maximum potential in group-related activities. Students are encouraged to approach the challenges of discussion, research and presentation with open minds and creative attitudes!