Sabine Schaefer Studio TopoPhonien 1992

The Idea of a Spherical Shape of Time – Interview with Installation Artist Sabine Schaefer

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Imagine yourself a career where you play in a rock band as a teenager before starting an apprenticeship in a bank. Being a qualified bank employee only causes you one problem: You don’t feel challenged enough. So why not mastering the entrance examination at the music conservatory in Karlsruhe to become a pianist and music teacher?

Well, this career exists and marks just the beginning of Sabine Schaefer’s journey that continues further today.

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Gustave Courbet L'atelier du peintre

Where the idea is born and why

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What has inspired Age of Artists in the last month? Exciting, entertaining and controversial findings from the world wide web about art, artistic thinking and ideas. Things that attracted our attention in november:

The AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE (AAAS) recently published an article about researchers that explored the nature and nurture behind creative geniuses. The author Andrea Korte anticipates that geniuses may be born with certain advantages for thinking “outside the box,” but the right environment also can encourage revolutionary thinking.

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Zohar Fraiman

It takes a lot of Guts to Paint – Interview with Painter Zohar Fraiman

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The Israeli painter Zohar Fraiman, who lives in Germany, developed her skills from Jerusalem to Berlin. Influenced by painters, among them Edgar Degas and Balthus, and the society where she grew up, our conversation with her emphasized the importance of inspiration, focus, intuition and perspectives.

Although Fraiman always felt the need to be a painter, she does not come from a family of artists instead they are more geared towards business and entrepreneurship.

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Robert Caney Fantastic Mountainous Landscape with a Starry Sky

The Battle in your Brain: Our Links of the Month

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What has inspired Age of Artists in the last month? Exciting, entertaining and controversial findings from the World Wide Web. Our Top Picks of the Month: things that attracted our attention in September.

This BBC-Documentary about the functionality of the creative brain. 58 minutes packed with research results and interesting facts about the battle insight vs. analytics and how to be most creative.

Slightly shorter than the first recommendation is another video content: The Video by BBC Look North (Yorkshire) shows musicians that moved into a school in Leeds and everyone expected the children to make progress in music.

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Titus Tscharntke Blue Varnish Oil Painted Old Wood

Exciting, entertaining and controversial findings: Our Top Three Picks in April

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What has inspired Age of Artists in April? Exciting, entertaining and controversial findings from the World Wide Web. Our Top Picks of the Month:

The word creativity was invented in 1926. But does creativity exist at all? Maybe extraordinary solutions come from ordinary people doing ordinary thinking? Learn more about “The End of Creativity”.

However it´s not the end of ideas, but sometimes there is a low tide.

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