How Your Brain Finishes Paintings

Even though you and I are looking at the same object in the world we’re creating slightly different visual impressions in our mind.  Eric Kandel

What makes great art?

In this video Nobel Prize-winning Neuropsychiatrist says it is ambiguity.

He makes the argument that the observer enters into the creative process by viewing in the same way the artist does by creating.

Although the observer’s process is less intense, the act of viewing is a participation in which the piece is constructed in the mind instead of the physical world.

The less literal and more ambiguous a piece is, the greater the opportunities for interpretation exist, therefore increasing it’s value.

Hmnn… Interesting. Keep it as loose as you can for as long as you can?

What do you think?

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