Daily Inspirations no. 129

Unlike the ancient models, which explained inspiration exclusively as the gift of God, enlightenment, or as the ability of an artist to perceive some special divine winds or breaths, the modern era in psychology brought a cardinally different approach to understanding of inspiration and its source. For example, Sigmund Freud considered the inner psyche of an artist himself to be source of inspiration. Some unresolved psychological conflicts or mental traumas during the childhood are the primary motivational forces, which make a poet write poems, a painter paint pictures, or a composer to compose music. Well, at least Freud believed in that theory. However, looking on the bright, cheerful illustrations, beautiful portraits or enchanting sceneries, it may be pretty difficult to believe and accept the idea that such art works could result from such unresolved conflict or childhood trauma. Rather it seems obvious that the authors of such works were inspired by something really good: the nature or human beauty, positive emotions, some joyful events in their lives, etc…

Photography

Photo by Stian Holmen

Photo by asit

Stop-motion flying wildlife photography by Stephen Dalton

Photo by Jane Burton

Photo by STEPHEN W OACHS


Photo by Markus Reugels

Photo by Shai Yehezkel

Mini City by Ben Thomas

High sky of Spain by Andrey Yakovlev & Lili Aleeva


From different life of the Crimean trees by Yurets

Illustrations

Artwork by Wen-JR

Illustration MIX 2010 by Andrey Gordeev

Digital Art by Denis Zilber

New IIUSTRATION x Oriental by Yu Cheng Hong

3d Arts

Pieso by Patryk Habryn

The Gate by Andrius Balciunas

Art and Digital Art

POSTERS III by Mark Brooks

Super Happy Times by Jordan Metcalf

Depthcore – ‘Mystic’ by Craig Shields

Antique Botanical by Irina Vinnik

Typography

What It Do // Handmade Type Poster by Jacob Gilbreath

Typography by Jordan Metcalf

The Jazz 09 Journal by Atelier Martino&Jaña

Advertising

Codeco: Kid by Grey

Santa Casa de Curitiba: King Kong by Bronx Comunicação

Industria Digital Agency by Kaffeine

Architecture

Illusion Table by John Brauer

The Bubble Chair by Unknown

Technology

The Horn iPod speaker dock by LG

My Book Studio Edition II by Western Digital

Web

Crazy3dsmax

Freebies

Candy and scrap textures 31 by ffyunie

Download Textures

Motion

MODERN TIMES by BC2010

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