This study takes up the lost thread and continues it ? to the present. I asked artists who are crucial in shaping today?s art world with their works for drawings from their childhood and adolescence in order to get to the roots, the origin, and the conditions of their work; in other words, to those conditions under which a talent starts out, evolves, and builds its initial foundations. What happens there is precious and well worth our attention. It is no less than the attempt to find the ?building blocks of creativity?.