In his most recent work, Creativity, Paul Brutsche presents a theory of the creative process that is deeply grounded in Western philosophy and contemporary Jungian thought. A summary of decades of research and observation, it is a devout tribute to creativity, especially as manifestations in artistic expression. With a wide breadth of comprehension, Brutsche compares the many forms of creativity, distinguished through the special gifts of the creative artist. With a fine sensitivity and incredible flare for detail, Brutsche provides new perspectives on many famous paintings. He presents the painter’s imagination, self-observation, sensitivity, life-experiences, and cultural anchoring as the essential ingredients that gave birth to the great masterpieces of Western Art.
This is a book on the autonomous creative force that frames intellectual and artistic skills through the archetypal demands on the whole personality of the creator. Drawing from a rich pallet of sources and decades of experience as a Jungian analyst, Brutsche leads the reader, inviting their participation in the mysterious expressions of creative energy. Brutsche’s insights reach boldly, claiming transcendence for creativity in human existence, and result in a truly unique book that examines areas of creative imagination previously neglected in the literature.