Sunday, December 30, 2007

Hidden Workings of our Minds

Do we really know what's going on while we're creating? Why do solutions come to us? How do they come? Jeremy Dean, from PsyBlog, talks about the unconsciousness of our creative processes. His blog post can be found here.

Also, I recommend exploring the PsyBlog. There are some very nice posts there.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Pink Floyd's The Wall (cinema)

The Wall (movie, 1982) is the full development of Pink Floyd's The Wall (album, 1979). The movie is a result of the thoughts of Roger Waters (PF bassist at the time), Alan Parker (director) and Gerald Scarfe (cartoonist) combined. It's 84 minutes long.

Why should it matter?
The Wall is about society imposing consecutive stings of pain on individuals. As a result of painful events, Pink - the main character - isolates himself behind a barrier, inside the Wall. Mixing isolation, frustration, alienation, cyclic aspect of life, corruption and redemption, The Wall is one of the most well-written modern artworks.

Bret Urick has written the most famous analysis for the The Wall movie in his site, The Wall Analysis. Many suggestions and additions have been made since he originally posted his analysis, completing what's probably the most comprehensive (and larger!) analysis for the movie.

Here it is the movie online on Imeem.

Non-exhaustive movements listing

Third and final list of art movements that will be eventually covered here.

- Dark Romanticism
- Magic Realism
- Modernism
- Surrealism and Neosurrealism
- Symbolism

Non-exhaustive ideas listing

Here it is the listing for some of the topics that will show up in this blog eventually:

* Butterfly Effect
* Chaos Theory
* Cyclic Aspect of Life
* Creative Processes
** Unconscious Processes
* Mental Disorders
* Spiritual Beliefs
* Stimulated Reality

Non-exhaustive artworks listing

I won't exactly cover every existing artwork, since every work of art is related to thoughts and/or feelings. But there are some works of art that co-relate a lot of different aspects of human beings and are artisticly astonishing. So here it is, a very first list of artworks:

A Beautiful Mind
V for Vendetta
The Wall by Pink Floyd

Be - Pain of Salvation
The Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd

Arcadia - Tom Stoppard

This list will grow, as I write about the topics.


Welcome to The Inner Breath, a blog about artworks concerning psychologic events, feelings and related subjects. This is a space to help us all to understand human beings, by trying to get the spotlights off artworks and turn them to real people. I hope you enjoy the posts.