Philosophical Concepts of Creativity in the Orient
CEF Speaker Series 1958, October 20
Topic: Psychological Aspects of Creativity
- "Philosophical Concepts of Creativity in the Orient" by Dr. Joseph Campbell
Johnson Fairchild welcomes audience to Cooper Union, introduces Joseph Campbell; appropriate subjects for art in India/not individualistic; art process; kundalini/chakras; heart chakra Om/being and on-being; focus on divinity/eternal principle in art; far-eastern (Chinese/Japanese landscapes); tao/yang/yin, non-action; function of art is to know patterns of nature; sumo, fencing training by surprise -- importance of being alert, centered; art = art of life; freedom from society (China) / freedom within society -- art as game of life (Japan); west: art = universal guilt; zen -- looking inward sitting contemplation vs. walking contemplation; art/life as difficult/challenging play.
Alex Osborn Creative Studies Collection
Archives & Special Collections Department, E. H. Butler Library
"Philosophical Concepts of Creativity in the Orient." Alex Osborn Creative Studies Collection. Archives & Special Collections Department, E. H. Butler Library, SUNY Buffalo State.