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Postcards from Venice

Ahhhh…..Venice.  Sigh.

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Our Brains Like Art…..

….they really do!

Of course, we at the Art Caravan knew this intuitively, but there’s new research from the University of Toronto to back this up. Ann Lukits writes in the Wall Street Journal : The study found that paintings activated areas of the brain involved in vision, pleasure, memory, recognition and emotions, in addition to systems that underlie the conscious processing of new information to give it meaning.

Now we have evidence to support our love of art.  Even more, it gives us license to exercise our art appreciating brains every day!

Enjoy your exercise (!) looking at the work of these wonderful Winnipeg artists…..

Robert Irwin in La Jolla

It was another pleasant surprise to discover Robert Irwin‘s presence in La Jolla.  Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue III,  was originally a site-specific installation in London, England in 2013.  The original installation was photographed by Phiipp Scholz Ritterman, and is now presented as a mural. Quint Contemporary Art is featuring an exhibition of several new works by Robert Irwin.   The works, exploring light, shadow, reflection and colour, are shown off to their advantage in this space. Along with the installation at the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, it’s a Robert Irwin buffet feast in La Jolla, California! I’m looking forward to reading Irwin’s biography, Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees  by Lawrence Weschler.

Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain

We have art in order not to die from the truth.

We have art in order to glimpse the truth.
Terry Vatrt