Whose Truth, Whose Creativity? is an expert analysis of both neuroscience and art theory - this new book delves into the source of all art and creativity, from ancient cave paintings to contemporary art masterpieces. It explores why postmodern art theory has had a damaging impact on the art world and explains how neuroscience can prove this. Does talent spring, as Paul Cézanne would have you believe, from our unconscious mind? Or does it, as Marcel Duchamp theorized, come from our consciousness?
Cognitive neuroscientific psychology, a fairly new field of psychology explains a natural, mental basis for human creativity. One of the intentions of this book is to expose—in no uncertain terms—the many falsehoods and distortions of postmodern reasoning and to demonstrate how, by following this disturbing, unnatural direction for decades, the art establishment has been responsible for initiating an era of cultural chaos.
George J. E. Sakkal created his first collage while attending the School of Architecture at Texas A&M University in 1962. For over fifty years, his avocation has been the practice of Fine Art.
In addition to winning several national and regional competitions and exhibiting his work throughout the Baltimore/Washington D.C. region, he has lectured and taught collage and his discovery, CUVISM, at two faculties including the University of Maryland’s Community College in Columbia, Maryland.
Sakkal has served as a Peace Corps volunteer architect from 1966 to 68 and an Associate Peace Corps Director from 1968 to 1971 both in Iran. He has a Bachelor in Architecture, and a Master in City Planning from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.
His first article, The Problem with Post Modern Art Theory, was published by the American Arts Quarterly Journal in the summer of 2009. Examining the validity of the theories of contemporary art’s Postmodern era resulted in his first book, CUVISM (Cognitive Unconscious Visual Creativity): The Human Creative Response, published in 2015.