Body-language and nonverbal communication

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Encourage your creativity: together

The French painter and artist Henri Matisse puts his experience into very few words like “creativity takes courage”. He was convinced about creativity to be part of mankind and he’s also convinced that you can live your own creativity. He also knows out of experience and out of watching people that it takes a big courage to really live your own creativity, to show up as a creative person.

Courage, couriosity and creativity are main parts of the dynamics of life. You embody them where ever you are and who ever you are. Following them you create your life and you show up with yourself. By that you can be experienced as a single Person as a personality among all the others who surround you. Among all the others who create your environment.

Share this with the others and you create your world. And by that you respect the world in general. 🙂

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Permanence of body language

“Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.” — Henry Matisse

Matisse is a very famous French artist (painting). I just came across one of his remarkable sentences. This underlines that there is more than just body language or nonverbal communication performed by the body itself or by the person himself.

Painting and other art is so to say an objective of body language. An objective which can be regarded as a very personal expression and a cultural expression.



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Mystery of Chinese characters and Kalligraphy

Some weeks ago I by chance visited a little exhibition on Chinese letters and Kalligraphy in my home town. A Chinese who lives in Germany already for many years had organized it in the entrance of the local library. An ideal place I think.

Ideal in so far, as one can see the big difference between the present Western way of writing or printing and the Chinese way of embodying writing as a kind of art. A kind of art which integrates the letter, the haptic, the look and feel of the writing or better to say painting the material and the old tradition with its symbolic and oracle like characters.

If one wants to learn writing Chinese, one has to face these different aspects or layers of meaning. And one has really to let one go into the process of writing.

So learning the language or writing Chinese always is a process of cultural experience.

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