Disruption and shifting your perspective can be an impactful creative tool. In 1975, musician and artist Brian Eno and multimedia artist Peter Schmidt published Oblique Strategies: Over One Hundred Worthwhile Dilemmas. This set of cards with prompts (above left) offers challenging constraints to help artists break creative blocks by encouraging lateral thinking .
Painter Georg Baselitz (above right) is known for painting upside down. He was kicked out of art school and struggled until he came up with this unique idea. Baselitz frequently stated that he turns the works upside down to "irritate the view". He believes that people pay closer attention when they are disturbed. While the paintings displayed upside down are representational in nature, the act of inverting them is considered a step toward abstraction.