Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Great TEDTalk about beauty

For those of you who enjoyed the lecture(s) of Neville Moray on the mind and how we percieve art, here's a view on the same subject from a different perspective, that of a philosopher. Click the link and enjoy a fifteen minute lecture -with very nice illustrations by animator Andrew Park. (subtitles available in 12 languages)

Denis Dutton, philosopher of art and the editor of Arts & Letters Daily, has died recently. Celebrate this wonderful mind by watching his TEDTalk on "the evolution of beauty".
His theory: that art, music and other beautiful things, far from being simply "in the eye of the beholder," are a core part of human nature with deep evolutionary origins.

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