Creativity Features

Artist Spotlight: Maya Bloch

For next few weeks we will be shining our Artist Spotlight on the talented painter Maya Bloch. We will be focusing on both her older paintings and works from her latest collection ‘hello stranger’ which was featured on Huffington Post

Artist Spotlight: Moving agendas ahead, taking charge, and leading occurs in corporate boardrooms and in the world of art. On this blog we will feature artists who are trying to move their own agenda, their own vision, and their own view of the world ahead.

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Clip Corner: The Sistine Chapel–Motivating & Leading Creative People

Sometimes leaders have to deal with artists–those brilliant, gifted, geniuses who can do something better than anyone else. The challenge is: how do you get them motivated?

Do you use commitment, guilt, passion for artistic expression, or maybe just constant pressure. Your office may not be the Sistine Chapel but after watching this clip you will get the idea:

Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo to paint the Sistine Chapel ceiling in 1505. The project was finally completed in 1512. Pope Julius II, according to Michelangelo’s letters and modern historical interpretation, may have forced Michelangelo to paint the Sistine Chapel. According to Irving Stone’s book, The Agony and Ecstasy (and the subsequent movie staring Charlton Heston), Pope Julius II did just that and bullied Michelangelo into creating one of his best works.