On Not Being Able to Paint
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On Not Being Able to Paint

Marion Milner

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On Not Being Able to Paint

Marion Milner

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Milner's great study, first published in 1950, discusses the nature of creativity and those forces which prevent its expression. In focusing on her own beginner's efforts to draw and paint, she analyses not the mysterious and elusive ability of the genius but – as the title suggests – the all too common and distressing situation of 'not being able' to create.

With a new introduction by Janet Sayers, this edition of On Not Being Able to Paint brings the text to the present generation of readers in the fields of psychoanalysis, education and all those, specialist and general audiences alike, with an interest or involvement in the creative process and those impulses impeding it in many fields.

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Abilities, lost, recovery of xv
Absent-mindedness xiii, 8, 9, 191
Abstraction xiv
Abyss 29, 35, 114
Accident 7, 16, 151, 184
Accidental, dominance of 70
Action 84;
v. contemplation 163;
contemplative 163, 179;
deliberate xiv;
in drawings 38, 41;
and imagination 149;
imaginative perception of 19;
of picture 125;
and thought 86
artist’s fundamental xv;
creative, will and 121–2;
free 119–20;
method of control 120;
and purpose 101
Activity-between 148
Adult life 13, 164, 192
experience 6, 152;
pleasure 6;
theory xix
Aesthetics xxii;
logic and 188
Affection 34, 35
Affects xiv, 181
Aggression, aggressiveness 43, 48;
in children 178;
control of 79
Aim, primary, of artist xv
Alice in Wonderland xxxii, xxxiii, 5, 6, 107, 190
Allegiance, divided 25
Amateur painter xiii;
see also Sunday-painter
Ambivalence 175
Anal phase 174
Analysand, need of courage xiv, 42;
see also Patient
Analysis, result of xiv;
see also Psycho-analysis
Analyst 136, 139, 144, 187;
anxiety in xiv;
non-reaction of 139;
patient and xxi
Anger xxxii, 5, 20, 49, 56, 58;
and experimental painting 20;
see also R...

Table of contents

  1. Contents
  2. Illustrations
  3. Foreword
  4. Introduction
  5. Note to second edition
  6. New introduction
  7. I The emergence of the free drawings
  8. II The content of the free drawings
  9. III The method of the free drawings
  10. IV The use of the free drawings
  11. V The use of painting
  12. Bibliography to first edition
  13. Bibliography to second edition
  14. Description of original drawings
  15. Index
Citation styles for On Not Being Able to Paint

APA 6 Citation

Milner, M. (2010). On Not Being Able to Paint (1st ed.). Taylor and Francis. Retrieved from https://www.perlego.com/book/1610134/on-not-being-able-to-paint-pdf (Original work published 2010)

Chicago Citation

Milner, Marion. (2010) 2010. On Not Being Able to Paint. 1st ed. Taylor and Francis. https://www.perlego.com/book/1610134/on-not-being-able-to-paint-pdf.

Harvard Citation

Milner, M. (2010) On Not Being Able to Paint. 1st edn. Taylor and Francis. Available at: https://www.perlego.com/book/1610134/on-not-being-able-to-paint-pdf (Accessed: 14 October 2022).

MLA 7 Citation

Milner, Marion. On Not Being Able to Paint. 1st ed. Taylor and Francis, 2010. Web. 14 Oct. 2022.