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Can Creativity exist without emotion?

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Can Creativity exist without emotion? First of all it is important to define how elaborate creativity is within the human mind, as well as concepts behind being creative. The idea of being creative means to create new thoughts but also new associations between what already exists in the mind and what does not. It is a phenomenon that creates a path for innovation and invention, and is most prominently seen in art and literature. "Creativity, it has been said, consists largely of re-arranging what we know in order to find out what we do not know." George Keller Creativity is stemmed from the information and experiences that are present around us in the world. ...read more.


When an artist creates a piece of work, he/she is usually absorbed in a mental state that has risen from past experiences and knowledge. The mental state creates a feeling (ie happpy, sad, etc), the artist then uses this feeling to create a work that conveys meaning to the audience and the producer. The production of an emotion in art, in the real world, allows everyone to distinguish between what is artificial and what is genuine. (ie what exists soley for a purpose and what exists to convey meaning) If an artist was not in a mental state and did not produce any emotion, then the product produced would be an innovation. ...read more.


Imagination (creativity) + Emotion = Art Imagination (creativity) + Function = Innovation This simple model shows that creativity can exist without emotion. However, when looking at an artist, a piece of work without emotion only exist as an innovation and will appear to be dry and superficial. Thus, it will mean nothing to the producer or the audience. With literature, most writings exist as an art; they produce emotions and feelings for the audience. Creativity can exist without emotion; however no human can solely function without emotion. Every artist will produce once in while an innovation (a state in the mind where everything is ordered); however after time things will become disordered in the mind, it is this that produces a meaningful artwork. We cannot control the way our minds function, thus, creativity without emotion will not always exist. ...read more.

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