NEUROSCIENCE, COLOUR and the VISUAL ARTS

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NEUROSCIENCE, COLOUR and the VISUAL ARTS

Art and the illuminant: An exploration of sources of illumination and art.

Wednesday 7th April 2.30pm-6pm
Online, via Zoom 

One of  a series of meetings we intended to bring together clinicians and vision scientists to discuss the influence that visual disorders, normal brain function and psychophysical phenomena have on the generation and appreciation of visual art. The meetings will be of interest to vision scientists, ophthalmologists, neurologists and all who practise and appreciate the arts of painting and drawing.

 

 

 

Program

14:30 Introduction: concepts of illumination, painters and paintings
Gordon Plant and Lesta Woo, UCL

15:00 Colourful Insights: Architecture and Visual Impairment
Lesta Woo, Architect, Insights Studio/UCL

15:30 Caravaggio and Vision
Clovis Whitfield, Art historian and author of “Caravaggio’s Eye”

16:00 Break

16:30 Does colour tell the time of day in paintings?
Anya Hurlbert
Professor of Visual Neuroscience & Dean of Advancement, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University

17:00 Phosphorescence and the appearance of magic in painting
Degard, Royal College of Art

17:30 General Discussion and Close

Tickets are free but limited. Please sign up at the link below to receive the link to the online seminar.