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Professor  John Bird  Talk  27/2/18 Middlesex University.

Professor of Art and Critical Theory


 Does art  think? 







Mimesis was an idea that governed the creation of works of art, in particular, with correspondence to the physical world understood as a model for beauty, truth and the good.

 representability of the artist giving the window to look at the world or mirror  to reflect self into and they are both myth form and philosophical ways to look at.

 one way to look at work of art?  Creativity is embodying the habits the artist employ. habit in particular, are three 

which are essential creativity.  

1. confort with ambiguity.

2. Idea genetation.

3. Trans-disciplinary research.

carry the message ?

The capacity to think creatively and the capacity to make connections 

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