28.04 – 31.05.2014
Left Hemisphere /

Our left hemisphere is all about the past and it’s all about the future. Our left hemisphere is designed to take that enormous collage of the present moment and start picking out details, details and more details about those details. - dr Jill Bolte Taylor

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is an American researcher specializing in neurology of the brain. At the age of 37 years has come a stroke, which allowed her to experience the processes that occur in the brain. As a result, she became acquainted with the differences between the right and left hemispheres. She presented them after years in the 18th minute speech titled Stroke of Inside in Polish reception known as the Flooding of understanding. Leonardo da Vinci believed that art is a matter of the mind not the efficiency of the hand. He expressed it in the famous phrase "l'arte e una cosa mentale”. If the brain is responsible for the creative act, we can wonder how important in those processes the left hemisphere is. If it is the left hemisphere which creates collages of reality, what importantance she has for an artist who creates a collage? Is a need to create a collage a proof of the dominance of the left hemisphere? And what is the part of the right hemisphere? Is there a balance, or the predominance of one of them? Perhaps the popularity of collage comes from the fact that it refers to the entire set of information inherent in our left hemisphere of the brain. We recognize that what we know and we identify stored. So we derive satisfaction from the "understanding" of art. 

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