Art

The Start of a Thing

Why is the start of something new so exciting? I particularly notice this when I start a painting, but does it mean that this is the most important phase of the work, or was that actually long before or afterwards?

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The Memory of Experience

Why is it so hard to access the feeling of the original experience when we revisit a memory or event in our mind?
How is the brain processing to the memory the complex beauty that is all around us?
I think that certain kinds of art can sometimes link us back to this ‘lost’ emotional sense, the artist’s treatment of detail providing a key to replicating the mind’s experience of the original moment.

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