Why Man Creates: A Saul Bass Gem from 1968

Why Man Creates — a remarkable short documentary from 1968, animated by Saul Bass and alluringly subtitled “a series of explorations, episodes & comments on creativity.”

Playful yet profound, the film is a series of sequences that at first appear unconnected but eventually converge into a compelling exploration of (wo)man’s most fundamental impetus to create, featuring such delightful tongue-in-cheek vehicles as this exchange between Michelangelo and da Vinci:

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Why Man Creates: A Saul Bass Gem from 1968
by BrainPickings 2011

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