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"Not a day without a line" - The gentle discipline of drawing every day
Article · 18. June 2022
From ancient Greek painter Apelle to contemporary calligrapher Fabienne Verdier, the wisdom of drawing a line every day.

Hayao Miyazaki on creativity versus logic, being true to one’s heart, and the hassle of film making
Article · 25. May 2020
During ten years, Kaku Arakawa filmed legendary Hayao Miyazaki at work. The result is a four episode documentary. You can watch it for free on nhk. Throughout these years, we get a chance to see Hayao Miyazaki at work. Packed with wisdom embedded in the daily studio life of the director, it conveys not only an authentic, humble and thrilling take on creative processes, but also on how to live one’s life.

How to work together? Thoughts on collective creation by stage director Ariane Mnouchkine
Article · 28. July 2019
Ariane Mnouchkine is now eighty, and has created masterpieces year after year. Through the years, she’s surrounded herself with talented writers, composers, technicians and of course, actors. As she says, a utopia that lasts for so long kind of becomes a reality. Since its beginning, the Theatre du Soleil has had strong principles regarding what it means to be an acting troupe. These principles revolve around the core of theater as they practice it: an art of collective creation.

Neil Gaiman on Why Your Art Matters
Article · 24. October 2018
Pieces of Advice on Your Journey as a Creative Freelancer regarding Making Art, Planning a Career, and Being Vulnerable

Insights from Leonardo da Vinci’s Highly Creative Mind
Article · 04. September 2018
Musings on the Imagined Autobiography of Leonardo da Vinci — “I, Leonardo da Vinci” by Ralph Steadman (1983)

How to find your own path? Thoughts on tradition and originality by 19th century French painter Ingres
Article · 02. February 2018
French painter Ingres on why you should study the past, the role of the artist, and how to think about posterity. Food for thought from a 19th century neo-classical French painter

Illustrator Roland Topor on our inner complexity and the reasons why we do things
Article · 16. May 2017
“As it happens, I don’t see myself as a drawer that needs classifying. Things aren’t fixed and I’m not fixed. (…) I can’t see myself as someone completely achieved, done, dead. I’m seeing myself as someone who’s still moving, alive, with his contradictions.”

L'antithèse de la productivité - dans l'esprit de Léonard de Vinci
Article · 26. September 2016
Pourquoi si peu d’oeuvres pour celui que l’on considère le génie de la Renaissance ? Enquête dans l'esprit de Léonard à partir de son autobiographie imaginaire écrite et illustrée par Ralph Steadman.

What is Holding you back?
Article · 10. July 2016
There’s something behind you. What is it that’s holding you back and blindfolding you? Is it this labyrinth of thoughts? Is it this terrible mantra? Is it your own self, pulling hard in another direction you won’t acknowledge? Is it...