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With an Artistic Vision: Perception and the Arts
November 13 @ 7:00 pm
Join Dr. Vincent de Luise once more as he focuses on several famous artists and their eye disease, discussing if disease can be an obstacle or an opportunity for an artist’s genus to blossom and flower.
He will discuss Goya, Monet, van Gogh, Degas and O’Keefe in detail. Leading into a discussion what he refers to as “The Literature of Blindness” exploring the works of Homer, Milton, James Joyce and Helen Keller, and how their visual loss shaped their writing and how they used other sense in their writing to explore their reality and their enduring works of literature.
The discussion will also include how synesthesia is manifested in art and music and how artists with visual loss overcome their visual impairment. Learn how did Monet’s cataracts, Degas’s retinal condition and Goya’s sudden blindness and deafness affected their artwork, and how the other senses play a role in the artistic creative process when the sense of vision is lost.
The talk is open to all, but registration is required. To register for this, or both programs, visit the Library’s website www.woodburylibraryct.org or call 203-263-3502 for more information.