Saturday, February 20, 2010

Dr John Kennedy of the University of Toronto Studies Esref Armagan - A Blind Man Who Paints!

This has to be seen to be believed. A blind man who can paint? And..paint better then many people with sight.

Esref lives in Turkey...but this Discovery Channel video brings us his story through professor John Kennedy of the University of Toronto. The video allows you to see the stunning results of an MRI on Esref's brain- and a test given to him, drawing the artistically significant Baptistry, of Florence, Italy.

All of which leads me to speculate. If a blind artist can see - then what about a sighted artist? Does a sighted artist sees more then people who are not artists?

The video prompts so many questions and gives so few answers.

But one thing for certain - this video is stunning.

A special thanks to the anonymous artist and reader who sent this video my way.

Please click here to view this amazing video.

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