CREATIVITY IN ART
Thinking for its own sake! ... When I have no special problem to occupy my mind, I love to reconstruct proofs of mathematical and physical theorems that have long been known to me. There is no goal in this, merely an opportunity to indulge in the pleasant occupation of thinking.
The important thing is to create. Nothing else matters; creation is all.
The two creations whose genesis we have explored here, Albert Einstein's special relativity theory and Pablo Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, are the works that brought science and art into the twentieth century. But beyond their historical moment—their shared response to the tension between classical and nonclassical thinking—these masterpieces share a deeper connection. At the creative moment boundaries between disciplines dissolve. Aesthetics becomes paramount.
The psychologist Howard Gardner has argued persuasively "for the existence of several relatively autonomous human intellectual competences," which he refers to as "multiple intelligences." 1 It would be too easy, how