Creativity in the visual arts

Matthew Pelowski, Helmut Leder, Pablo P.L. Tinio

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In this chapter, we review research on creativity with visual art, and, specifically, how this has been addressed within the psychology of art. We begin with a brief review of the history of psychology of art and the unique challenges associated with studying artistic creativity and expression. We then review current creativity studies that touch on art making and that focus on techniques and methods that provide the foundation for current research. We conclude with a consideration of important questions that hold particular intrigue for future study, such as questions related to artistic development, approaches to assessing art making, and the artistic brain.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Cambridge Handbook of Creativity across Domains
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)9781316274385
ISBN (Print)9781107110182
StatePublished - 28 Sep 2017


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