Art and Joy

IB Visual Arts: Art and Joy

Did you know that beautiful paintings produce the same brain activity we feel when we see someone we love?When you look at art – whether it is a landscape, a still life, an abstract or a portrait, there is strong activity in that part of the brain related to pleasure. This study of the neural basis of visual art is called Neuroesthetics.There always will be discussions about what is art and why we value it, however...

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