Think Like An Artist
After spending years getting up close and personal with some of the world’s greatest creative thinkers, the BBC’s Arts Editor Will Gompertz has discovered a handful of traits that are common to them all. Basic practices and processes that allow their talents to flourish, and which we can adopt – no matter what we do – to help us achieve extraordinary things too. It’s time to Think Like An Artist and …
Become Seriously Curious
(Caravaggio’s discovery of optical lenses changed art for ever.)
Think Big Picture and Fine Detail
(Turner transformed a masterpiece with a tiny dab of red paint.)
And realize … It’s Nearly Always Plan B
(Mondrian spent years painting trees before becoming a master of abstraction.)
About the Author
Will Gompertz is a world-leading expert in, and champion of, the arts. Having spent seven years as a Director of the Tate Galleries followed by eleven years as the BBC’s Arts Editor, he is now Artistic Director at the Barbican.
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