Psychology of Visual Art Eye, Brain and Art

ISBN-10: 0521184797
ISBN-13: 9780521184793
Edition: 2013
Authors: George Mather
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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/24/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 211
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

What can art tell us about how the brain works? And what can the brain tell us about how we perceive and create art? Humans have created visual art throughout history and its significance has been an endless source of fascination and debate. Visual art is a product of the human brain, but is art so complex and sophisticated that brain function and evolution are not relevant to our understanding? This book explores the links between visual art and the brain by examining a broad range of issues including: the impact of eye and brain disorders on artistic output; the relevance of Darwinian principles to aesthetics; and the constraints imposed by brain processes on the perception of space, motion and colour in art. Arguments and theories are presented in an accessible manner and general principles are illustrated with specific art examples, helping students to apply their knowledge to new artworks.

Art through history
Art and the eye
Art and the brain
Perceiving scenes
Perceiving pictures
Motion in art
Colour in art
Visual aesthetics and art
Visual aesthetics and nature
Evolution and art

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