The word “#creative” was at one time solely an adjective. It described the result of making something original or of thinking of new ideas. The work of artists, sculptors, composers, writers, and poets was described as being creative. The creation was displayed in a gallery, performed in an auditorium, published as a book, or read aloud at a gathering of like-minded people. Now, “creative” is also a noun. The individuals who produce the paintings, drawings, sculptures, music, novels, or poems are the #creatives.
Which traits of a creative do you have?
Creatives are individuals who always thinking, always dreaming. They blaze trails, set trends, produce something new, make the world a more interesting and better place to be.
- find inspiration in the simplest things.
- like to daydream.
- don’t like to push papers in an office.
- are easily bored.
- have a passion to see their ideas become a reality.
- think outside the box.
- are interested in all sizes and types of projects.
- are great observers.
- become excited when they come up with a great idea.
- become upset when less creative people tell them their idea is no good.
- are not deterred when people try to stifle their creativity.
- color outside the lines.
- are unique individuals.
- are rule breakers.
- see life in a new light.
Pablo Picasso: a prolific Creative
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was a prolific creative. Born in Málaga, Spain, Picasso was the son of the curator of a museum in Málaga, a painter of game and birds, and an art professor at the School of Crafts. Picasso was taught painting by his father from the time he was nine. Not satisfied with what he was learning at home and wanting to know more, Picasso began attending the School of Fine Arts in Barcelona when he was 13. His father and uncle sent him to study at the Royal Academy of San Fernando in Madrid when he was 16. Picasso remained at the Royal Academy for a short amount of time. He disliked formal instruction, preferring to create on his own, so he stopped attending classes.
Picasso liked to dream, to experiment, to color outside the lines. He didn’t like to be given assignments in school, to receive “suggestions” of what to paint. He wanted to do more than paint in one style, and he didn’t want his creativity stifled. He also did more than paint. Picasso designed tapestries and rugs. Wanting to feel the medium with his hands, he created sculptures and ceramic pieces. He was also a set designer. Picasso was not afraid to do what he wanted to do. He was politically engaged, in particular “Guernica” remains one of the most famous examples of fine art as political statement.
Collage, Constructed Sculpture, and Cubism
Pablo Picasso’s daydreaming led to inventions. Ahead of the curve, he was co-inventor of the art form known as collage. He invented constructive sculpture, and he was co-founder of the Cubist art movement.
More Than Picasso 50,000 Creations
It has been estimated that Pablo Picasso created more than 50,000 pieces of art during his lifetime.
- 1,228 sculptures
- 1,885 paintings
- 2,880 ceramics
- 12,000 drawings
CreativInn: Gathering Places for Creatives
If you have been reading this article, it is likely you are a creative. CreativInn is the place to share your creative works, the place for your art and you to be noticed. If you are not already a member, register today and join the growing group of creatives worldwide.