Welcome! There you are! You are on the weird side of wordpress now. Come take a seat, grab some coffee and I will fill you in. This is my fascination or little obsession with creative artists or inventors that have always been my favorite and to conjure up a product they would create if they were force in a group project for a university assignment. No don’t leave yet, the fun has yet to begin.
Let’s welcome our creatives!
First up, he is the inventor, painter, scientist, engineer ,mathematician, architect, astronomer, sculptor, and the man with the great locks of hair (well, it is true), he is none other than the one and only Leonardo Da Vinci! Whew, that was quite a list of accolades. If his name still doesn’t ring some bells , well , he is the painter of the famous Mona Lisa and the “The Last Supper” ( which almost every christian home have a cheap copy of). Anyway, from a humble apprentice in the workshop of Andrea del Verrocchio another notable creative, he has definitely rise to the occasion and is hands down one of history’s most legendary men to have ever existed.
Skills : Technical eye in the fields of architecture, fortifications, and military mechanics.
Personality Traits : Unquenchable curiosity, feverishly inventive imagination, unorthodox
Edge : Great hair ( for real, though), conceptualized flying machines, practiced botany in the Gardens of Vatican City ( badass)
Criticism : I wished he could have completed most of his projects at least so that we could appreciate more of his works because I feel that pop art has killed the avant garde in this day and age.
Education/ Organisation : Painters’ guild of Florence, Apprentice to Andrea del Verrocchio , Register of the royal household as pictor et ingeniarius ducalis (“painter and engineer of the duke”), Guild of Saint Luke
Next Creative is a rather humble man. Father of modern transmission technology, he is the Physicist and Engineer, Nikola Tesla. His contributions to science and technology is paramount to the modern workings of the world that we are enjoying now, due to his lifelong experimentation with mechanical oscillators/generators, electrical discharge tubes, and early X-ray imaging! An absolute legend of a man if you were to ask me!
Skills : Powerful imagination , ability to visualize in three dimensions, able to build electrical machines without any note references
Personality : Intellectual hermit, curious, asceticism, great sense of humor
Edge : Photographic memory, Environmentalist – looked for renewable sources of energy, desires to end poverty and make energy free for all (such a sweet man)
Criticism : Should have stood up to that bully Thomas Edison that he worked for and fine tuned most of his designs.
Education/ Organisation : Studied engineering and physics in the 1870s without receiving a degree, gaining practical experience in the early 1880s working in telephony and at Continental Edison ( source: wikipedia)
And last but not least,
The renowned Surrealist artist Salvador Dalí! Most known for The Persistence of Memory which shot to immense fame, Dalí was always looking for new ways to perceive his surrounding embracing Cubism and other avenues of expressions through graphic arts, sculpture, film and photography.
Skills : Cubism, innovation and avant-garde approach
Personality : Interest in classicism, mysticism, associated food with beauty and sex
Edge : Moustache game is strong (seriously, the man knows how to dress), cubism , revered Pablo Picasso
Criticism : He once tried to malnourish himself so that he could be like those microorganism that slow or stop biological function so that their physiological capabilities are preserved. Interesting, so dangerous, but still interesting!
Education : Education in fine arts at Madrid, Spain.
Now combining all of these creatives together, with their skills, personalities and edge, this is something I think they could come up for a creative project assignment together as a group within a timeline of a week (timelines are neccessary, just look at how Leonardo turn out).
I am harnessing Leonardo’s skills in astronomy, and sculpturing to develop the precise accuracy using the lunar calendar as well as his attention to details to sculpture the minute hand figures. Telsa’s prowess in technology would enable the design of the strap being able to fit automatically and seamlessly to the wearer’s wrist via a mechanical system. His environmental alignment could help him develop a solar panel within the watch to power the stored potential energy from the sun. And finally, Dalís surrealism could make the watch look “otherwordly” in appearance and mystical, almost dream-like as though the watch was bestowed by the very moon itself. * shakes myself out of this reverie *
Anyway, if you have made it this far, I can only thank you for indulging me! If you have better ideas or inventions you think these creative people might have created, do share them down in the comments below or if you have other creative role models you look up to, do share as well!