On Not Being Able to Paint

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Taylor & Francis, Sep 9, 2010 - Psychology - 272 pages
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Milner’s great study, first published in 1950, discusses the nature of creativity and those forces which prevent its expression. In focusing on her own beginner’s efforts to draw and paint, she analyses not the mysterious and elusive ability of the genius but – as the title suggests – the all too common and distressing situation of ‘not being able’ to create.

With a new introduction by Janet Sayers, this edition of On Not Being Able to Paint brings the text to the present generation of readers in the fields of psychoanalysis, education and all those, specialist and general audiences alike, with an interest or involvement in the creative process and those impulses impeding it in many fields.

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User Review  - AJBraithwaite - LibraryThing

I found this book an interesting and challenging psycho-analytic journey through one artist’s attempts to define and unlock her own creativity. The analysis side bordered on oversharing, I thought ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Marion Milner (1900-1998) was a distinguished British psychoanalyst, educationalist, autobiographer and artist.

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