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Salvador Dalí paints “The face of war” in 1940

I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject, rather does the person grow to look like his portrait. Salvador Dali

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Art as psychoanalysis

Salvador Dalí’s ‘Metamorphosis of Narcissus’ (1937) is a nod to his relationship with Sigmund Freud, the originator of the Narcissism Theory. Dali told Freud that it was “the first painting obtained entirely through the integral application of the paranoid-critical method.” Meanwhile, Freud read more about archaeology than psychology with a keen interest in sculpture. The […]

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Why great athletes enjoy suffering pain

Author Malcolm Gladwell sits down with Alex Hutchison, author of the new book [easyazon_link identifier=”0062499866″ locale=”US” tag=”wells01-20″]Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance[/easyazon_link] to discuss how great athletes come to enjoy suffering pain. Says Hutchison, “Great athletes don’t necessarily feel pain differently. They reframe pain differently.” Hutchison calls the suffering a […]

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‘All I want to do in life is to be able to pay the rent and make the billboards…’

“All I want to do in life is to be able to pay the rent and make the billboards. That’s my complete and utter ambition.” Robert Montgomery turns advertising into poetry.

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“It is a fundamental law of nature that to evolve one has to push one’s limits, which is painful, in order to gain strength—whether it’s in the form of lifting weights, facing problems head-on, or in any other way.” — Ray Dalio Do it now, no matter how painful.  As the Marines say, “Pain is […]