Artist as Neuroscientists: A Visuo-cognitive Safari
Presented by the FAU/Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
ARTIST AS NEUROSCIENTIST: A VISUO-COGNITIVE SAFARI THROUGH THE PROVOCATIVE ART OF RENÉ FRANÇOIS GHISLAIN MAGRITTE
In 2013, Russell D. Hamer, PhD a visual neuroscientist who studies how the eye and brain process light information to create our rich visual world,
took an audio tour of an exhibition of Rene Magritte’s art at MOMA in NYC. The tour’s descriptions were interesting, full of historical context, but
missing any basic understanding of the visual perception “tricks” that Magritte so masterfully employed in his paintings. Driven by curiosity and
admiration for the art, Dr. Hamer began to write about Magritte’s work. Join in the discovery as we analyze several of Magritte's iconic paintings
from the unique point-of view (POV) –the visual and brain mechanisms that are evoked by his surreal designs. Like a neuroscientist, Magritte
deliberately revealed our visual brain processes in action! Most discussions of art are from an art-critic's perspective, but this course will add a new
dimension to your appreciation of art.
1. Introduction to Art & Visual Neuroscience (Harlow Classroom)
2. Representation in Art & Brain: Magritte’s “La Condition Humaine” (Harlow Classroom)
3. How Do We Perceive Objects to Be Organized In 3-D From a 2-D Painting? Magritte’s “Le Blanc Seing” (Harlow Classroom)
4. Representation of Emotion and Our Inner Lives: Magritte’s “Les Jours Gigantesque” (Abdo New River Room)
*Please note ticket includes all 4 lectures in this class title*
Russell D. Hamer, PhD is a visual neuroscientist who studies how the eye and brain process light information to create our rich visual world. He is
one of the world’s leading experts on visual development, & his work helped establish what an infant’s visual world is like from the moment of birth.
His current work turns to understanding the impact visual art has on us from the point of view of eye and brain mechanisms, including higher level
interpretative and emotional processes in the brain.Read More
NO REFUNDS - NO EXCHANGES. All dates, times, programs, artists and all ticket prices are subject to change at any time without notice. All ticket prices plus applicable service charges. All special offers cannot be combined with other discounts or previous purchases and certain restrictions. Everyone attending must have a ticket.