Reading Reviews: Creativity


In this section, I review the books I have read which relate to Creativity as a tool of discovery. These expand on the main list of books I have reviewed in the Reading Room.

In the sections reviewing tools of discovery for empowerment reviews, ‘creativity‘ is reviewed along with joy and compassion, mindfulness, philosophy & symbols.


creativity and art


Van Gogh: The Life

by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith

Pulitzer Prize-winning authors, Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith, bring to us, this tour de force—an exquisitely detailed, compellingly readable portrait of Vincent van Gogh….


Van Gogh in Auvers: His Last Days

by Wouter van der Veen

This is the first ‘coffee table’-style book I actually ‘read’. It is is a bit pricey (I received it as a gift) but very special indeed.

I have read more than 20 books on Van Gogh and I found this book to be full of detailed information of his last days which was insightfully fresh.


Jackson Pollock

by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith

Jackson Pollock was more than a great artist, he was a creative force of nature. He changed not only the course of Western art, but our very definition of “art.”

He was the quintessential tortured genius, an American Vincent van Gogh, cut from the same non-conforming cloth as his contemporaries Ernest Hemingway and James Dean. Pollock was tormented by the same demons. He was a “cowboy artist” …

~ LJ


Namaste, LeahJ

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