Delphine Perret

On the creative muscle

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Pondering on creative thinking, the illustrator Delphine Perret wanted to examine the experiences of her colleagues. Her book Les Ateliers is the result of a meeting with 24 illustrators who told her about their way of stimulating the creative muscle and the conditions under which it can function. The relationship between artistic and non-artistic work, procrastination, the need for a recognition of creative activity as work, the studio as an intimate place of emergence, and creative epiphany: Perret shows, through these encounters with her fellow illustrators, the considerable energy it requires to get to work.