Chapter: The Patterns of Imagination

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Imagination is rooted in our childhood. We fly, and dream and see the world with all of its possibilities. 

We bring this to our adult lives, and without it there is not telling what our world would look like. It’s hard to think what art might be like if Leonardo DaVinci didn’t imagine the Mona Lisa, or if he hadn’t been interested in the science of the human body. The Renaissance created ideas and art that had never been seen before. These things sparked more than just a movement that lasted in the Renaissance. It created life as we know it. 

But imagination is most impressive because of the beauty we are able to see through our own creations or even someone else’s. These are things such as dance, music and art. Beethoven gave us romantic music, which created incredible emotion inside of notes carefully placed together on a staff. This was not something that existed in classical music, or any era before it, and because of Beethoven’s imagination, his dreams, music was taken to another level. The patterns found inside the romantic era of music are those of passion, emotion, dissonance, and a larger than life feeling. Beethoven’s passion and feelings and thoughts can be heard in the sounds of his work, along with the counterparts of his time.

Just as musicians have standards to be considered professionals, so do dancers and artists. These patterns that symbolize professionalism and a status inside of a profession do not hinder or stifle the passion and energy that the artist or the audience feels. They do the opposite because the standard leads to the passion of the performer or artist to create something beautiful, and something amazing. 

Imagination has created love, dreams, peace, expression, beauty, conflict, passion, whimsy, fervor, reflection, uniqueness, fantasy, and surpasses the boundaries of time and space. 


Created: Feb 21, 2014


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