In his landmark book How We Die, Sherwin B. Nuland profoundly altered our perception of the end of life. Now in The Art of Aging, he steps back to explore the impact of aging on our minds and bodies, strivings and relationships. Melding a scientist's passion for truth with a humanist's understanding of the heart and soul, Nuland has created a wise, frank, and inspiring book about the ultimate stage of life's journey.
In this hour, ask yourself if you are an experimental innovator who works by trial and error and is most creative later in life - like Cezanne - or if you are a conceptual young genius like Picasso. First, author and economics professor David W. Galenson (Old Masters and Young Geniuses: The Two Life Cycles of Creativity). Next, musician Nick Lowe (nicklowe.net). Then, author Amy Gorman (Aging Artfully - 12 Profiles: Visual & Performing Women Artists Aged 85-105).
In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, David Galenson teaches economics at the University of Chicago, but he's also the author of Old Masters and Young Geniuses: The Two Life Cycles of Artistic Creativity. He talks to Steve Paulson about his theory that most artists are either old masters like Cezanne or young geniuses like Picasso.
Around the time a woman reaches 45, there is one enemy with the power to threaten her confidence, steal her beauty, make her feel invisible, and turn even the pleasures of life against her: time. Most women feel that an essential part of them dies when their youth is gone, but women can grow more beautiful, experience new pleasures, and accomplish their best work later in life.