Dreams, according to a group of French scientists, act as "cleansing agent" for disappointments and other unpleasant events of the previous day. Supposedly, one feels refresh from a good night's sleep and is ready to face life's challenges anew.
Imagination - in my book - is a waking dream.
Much art is produced without imagination. Take, for instance, religious icons in which the concept [religion] is created with ample imagination but the icons is produced from templates by workers who toil so that they and their children will not starve.
Then again, we have often confused the concept with the product and ended up worshipping the latter with devotion and, yes, imagination.
Affirmative. In fact, most people live not only without imagination but also
in quiet desparation. Some has no choice; others go online to express that "imaginative" side of themselves which lay bleeding away in daily lives.
J's answer -- life without imagination = dictionary -- is the best I have read. Thanks, dude.
One of the gifts an artist provides to the world -- and to herself -- is to
lead it away from reality. You can call it an escape, or imaginary bliss.
Many thanks for responding to this and other threads in the Art in Context series. The questions I posed are entirely my own concerns about art, artists and community. Sometimes our paths may cross; other times, my thoughts are different from yours. That said, I hope we are big enough to co-exist in the same forum. If you have comments, ideas and questions for this series, please do reply by posts in the various threads or PM me. Deal?
Have a beautiful day -