An inside view of outsider art

An inside view of outsider art

An inside view of outsider art

A show at Hobart’s MONA gallery prompted Dr Andrew Binns to reflect on the influence of ‘madness’ on art creation. The linked question of what is art and who is an artist is forever under challenge and this came to the fore in a recently concluded exhibition at Hobart’s now-legendary…

How eye disorders may have influenced the work of famous painters

How eye disorders may have influenced the work of famous painters

How eye disorders may have influenced the work of famous painters By Andrew Anderson Associate Professor, Department of Optometry & Vision Sciences, University of Melbourne Republished with link from the Conversation It’s been argued the Impressionists were short sighted. The Boulevard Montmartre at Night, Camille Pissarro/Wikimedia Commons Vision is an…

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway This book explains the steps you can take to stop letting fear run your life How by committing to take these steps you can empower yourself to take on whatever challenges life may throw in our way. By understanding that our thoughts and…

Can looking at art make for better doctors?

Can looking at art make for better doctors?

by Heather Gaunt Curator of Academic Programs at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne In 1984, artist Jon Cattapan’s sister Adriana died in a car accident. His painting, titled Sister, and some accompanying drawings, were a response to this tragedy. Sister depicts a grey-shrouded body lying on…