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This is an unusual book. The wealth of ideas and the range of documentation it contains would have led other scholars to write a large, heavily footnoted tome. Instead, Ernst Kris and Otto Kurz practiced the utmost economy of means without in the least curbing either the boldness of speculation or the variety of the evidence they wished to present. But then these two authors were at least as unusual as was their joint work. Ernst Kris, born in 1900, was in his early thirties, Otto Kurz, born …
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We have subtitled this book “An Experiment,” not in order to limit our responsibility but in order to characterize the intention of this study: we wish to record a series of questions without claiming to offer definitive answers.
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The “riddle of the artist,” the mystery surrounding him, and the magic emanating from him, can be viewed from two perspectives. One can investigate the nature of the man capable of creating works of art of the kind that we admire—that is the psychological approach. Or one can ask how such a man, whose works are readily accorded a particular value, is himself evaluated by his contemporaries—the sociological approach.
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The universal interest in everything reported about the childhood and youth of exceptional persons has deep roots in the human mind. This interest is usually accounted for in two ways. One point of view states that childhood events have a decisive impact on the future development of man; hence the attempts to demonstrate the early influence of fate in the lives of the great men of history. The other interprets the earliest available information about the lives of the heroes not as precursors …
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The evaluation of the artist’s achievement seems to depend to some extent upon a comparison between the work of art and nature, even though the connection may at times be so remote that it is not consciously perceived. This comparison proceeds from two opposite points of view. One of them can be summed up by the anecdote about Zeuxis. Painting his picture of Helen, he selected the most beautiful feature of five different girls and incorporated each into his portrait. The conception on which …
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In the preceding chapters we have attempted to find the roots from which several themes in artists’ biographies grew. In this final section we are concerned with a new problem: the special position accorded to the artist by his contemporaries. Here too we shall have to confine ourselves to presenting only a few typical biographical motifs. In view of this restriction, the insight we can gain is of necessity fragmentary and limited. For we shall have to exclude from consideration all that …
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