International School of Analytical Psychology Zurich

The 2016 Zurich Lecture Series

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Creativity – Patterns of Creative Imagination as Seen in Art

Paul Brutsche Ph.D.

Oct 28 & Oct 29, 2016, Zurich, Switzerland

In this year’s Zurich Lecture Series, Paul Brutsche will discuss patterns of creative imagination as seen in visual expressions of artistic creation. What is creative imagination? What are typical features that characterize the enigmatic presence of creativity? Can specific patterns be found in creative works? Are there a priori forms of creative representation that shape the work of creative individuals?

In his lectures, Paul Brutsche will interpret paintings of well known artists – Chagall, van Gogh, Dürer, Picasso, Poussin, Gauguin, Courbet, and Klee. His hypothesis is that artists often represent not only the topic indicated by the title of the work but also the reality of creativity itself as they are experiencing it in their artistic activities. Studying their works helps us to grasp in a vivid and empirical way how creativity is experienced and to see the patterns through which it expresses itself. These patterns manifest fundamental features of creativity itself.

About the Zurich Lecture Series

The Zurich Lecture Series in Analytical Psychology was established in 2009 by the International School of Analytical Psychology Zurich (ISAPZURICH) and Spring Journal Books to present annually new work by a distinguished scholar who has previously offered innovative contributions to the field of Analytical Psychology by either:

  • bringing analytical psychology into meaningful dialogue with other scientific, artistic, and academic disciplines;
  • showing how analytical psychology can lead to a better understanding of contemporary global concerns relating to the environment, politics, religion; or
  • expanding the concepts of analytical psychology as they are applied clinically

Each year, the selected lecturer delivers 4 lectures over a 2-day period in Zurich based on a previously unpublished book-length work. This book is then published by Spring Journal Books in a book series of which Nancy Cater, Ph.D., and Murray Stein, Ph.D., are the series editors.

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