Monique M. Keller
Creating something out of nothing. Let’s consider levels of creativity by looking at what is considered the most famous painting in the world. Mona Lisa painted by Leonardo da Vinci hangs in the Louvre museum in Paris behind double-thick glass barricaded so that viewers have to be meters away from the small portrait. Guards close by watching her closely. Leonardo the Italian genius was creative. To perfect Lisa’s smile he spent hours upon hours dissecting cadavers in anatomical laboratories peeling away layer upon layer around the face, searching, finding, and drawing painstakingly every nerve supplying muscles that contribute to the human smile. The product of Da Vinci’s relentless pursuit to create an extraordinary and never-before-seen art piece was creative. How Lisa’s hair flows into the landscape as she is painted in full-frame staring straight into the eyes of the viewer; very rare for the before, during, and after the Renaissance period. Leonardo da Vinci was far ahead of his time and his creativity inspired the 3/4 portrait of humans for 400 + years after the Mona Lisa. Nobody would argue that Da Vinci was creative.
What I do want to point out, is that even Da Vince sourced his creative ideas from something that was created such as the anatomy of human beings and the facial muscles and nerves. Even he in his creative genius knowing or unknowingly bowed to the creator of all whose creativeness far outstretched any. Creating all that surrounds us in nature out of nothing. Read the newly released Creation Illuminated and join the Coffee Table Convention and find out more about the book showcasing the glory of the Creator.
With love always,