Julian Bell: Art and the Brain, 8 October 2009
Show More Splendours and Miseries of the Brain: Love, Creativity and the Quest for Human Happiness by Semir Zeki.
Wiley-Blackwell, 234 pp., £16.99, November 2008, 978 1 4051 8557 8Show More
Neuroarthistory: From Aristotle and Pliny to Baxandall and Zeki by John Onians.
Yale, 225 pp., £18.99, February 2008, 978 0 300 12677 8Show More
Echo Objects: The Cognitive Work of Images by Barbara Maria Stafford.
Chicago, 281 pp., £20.50, November 2008, 978 0 226 77052 9Show More
“... of what happens inside our brains when we look at pictures, neurologists using fMRI – notably, Semir Zeki – have pointed art studies in a significant new direction. John Onians and Barbara Maria Stafford, both art historians, certainly think so, though Neuroarthistory and Echo Objects argue the case in quite different ways. What might ...”