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Étiquette : René Magritte

Insight #114

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René MAGRITTE – Souvenir de voyage, 1963 – Huile sur toile, 81 x 100 cm


“Il y a des silences aussi murmurants que du bruit.”

“There were silences as murmurous as sound.”

― F. Scott Fitzgerald 


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How beauty feels? Listen to a professional designer

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René MAGRITTE – L’empire de la réflexion, 1947 – Gouache sur papier, 36.8 x 46cm


How do we tell that something is beautiful?

Do we think beauty, or do we feel it?

Is it possible to separate intrinsic and extrinsic beauty?

And, you, how do you feel beauty?

In this video, designer Richard Seymour explains why he stopped using words like « function », pursuing now the emotional functionality of things, reminding us that we see things not as they are but as we are.



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Insight #71

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René MAGRITTE – Les valeurs personnelles, 1952 – 77,5 x 100 cm


“J’ai appris que mener une existence n’est pas la même chose que vivre.

“I’ve learned that making a ‘living’ is not the same thing as ‘making a life’.”

― Maya Angelou


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What is your curiosity profile?

René MAGRITTE – Le prêtre marié, 1961 – Huile sur toile, 46 x 55 cm


Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Professor of Business Psychology at University College London, and a faculty member at Columbia University developed for Harvard Business Review a tool to quickly assess your curiosity, based on a more sophisticated survey by Hogan Assessments.

It will stack up against other test takers in three key areas: unconventionality, intellectual hunger, and experiential curiosity. It will also suggest creativity exercises, readings about agility and advices to get out of your comfort zone.

Click here to start the test.

For the ones of you who want to explore the much more complex concept of creativity in function of the context (measuring the individual, assessing the origin or influences of a work, using a strict program or assessing the cultural value of a work), you can read this very good synthesis.

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Insight #3

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René MAGRITTE – La Reproduction interdite, 1937 – Huile sur toile, 79 x 65 cm.


« What does a mirror look at? »

« Que regarde un miroir? »

― Frank Herbert


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