GV Art & Mind Symposium 6: Steven Dakin

‘Parallel themes in visual neuroscience and the visual arts’      13 September 2011

Professor Steven Dakin


Steven Dakin writes:

‘My thesis is that visual artists operate as “blind neuroscientists” who perform their experiments on canvas, their work illustrating the neural mechanisms of human visual perception. I contend that an evaluation of contemporary art at this level complements current criticism which focuses on the craft and history of a painting, which many viewers find unsatisfactory. In this presentation, l shall use examples from the work of Joan Miro, Ellsworth Kelly, Bridget Riley and Mark Rothko.’

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