Beethoven 250: analysis of the composer’s letters proves that creativity does spring forth from misery

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The notion that artistic creativity and emotional state are somehow related goes back to the time of Aristotle. However, it is extremely difficult to quantify the degree of misery (or happiness) of an artist, and even more so if an artist is deceased. In my research I have found a way to do so by extracting the emotional content from written correspondence. This article describes it.

 

Published in The Conversation

Period16. Dec 2020

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