The Artist's Torah

The Artist's Torah

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The Artist's Torah is an uplifting and down-to-earth guide to the creative process, wide open to longtime artists and first-time dabblers, to people of every religious background--or none--and to every creative medium. In this book, you'll find a yearlong cycle of weekly meditations on a life lived artistically, grounded in ancient Jewish wisdom and the wisdom of artists, composers, writers, and choreographers from the past and present. You'll explore the nature of the creative process--how it begins, what it's for, what it asks of you, how you work your way to truth and meaning, what you do when you get blocked, what you do when you're done--and encounter questions that will help you apply the meditations to your own life and work. Above all, The Artist's Torah teaches us that creativity is a natural and important part of the human spirit, a bright spark that, week after week, this book will brighten.This is what completes poet Allen Aftermana#39;s description of poetry as a€œthe downward motion of enclothement, of capturing. ... The notes on the guitar, charcoal lines, the developed photographa€”these are all the clothes for the abstraction to ... for the artist; we are bound simultaneously to abstract truths and to the earthbound limits and opportunities of the five senses. ... Genesis. 25:19a€” 28:9. AS Ia#39;VE NOTED BEFORE, artists often feel the need to throw out old conceptions, old methods, anbsp;...

Title:The Artist's Torah
Author: David Harris Ebenbach
Publisher:Wipf and Stock Publishers - 2012-11-06

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