Artists can’t see what you see when they look at the world

Tuesday, 15 February, 2011

US artist Ryan Finnerty sets out how artists see what is around them… yes, it most likely differs from how others see the same things.

Since drawing and painting are about shifting perception, it makes sense that artists will literally look at the world differently. Thousands of hours spent drawing rewires the brain, training it to seek different kinds of information from the visual world. Even when I’m not painting, my mind is finding relationships, colors, shapes and proportions. During a conversation, I’ll be making broad generalizations about patterns and structures in your face. Hopefully, I’ll also be listening to you.

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