Our Brains On Art


“While Rembrandt was an astonishingly talented artist, our response to his art is conditioned by all sorts of variables that have nothing to do with oil paint. Many of these variables are capable of distorting our perceptions, so that we imagine differences that don’t actually exist; the verdict of art history warps what we see.”

Jonah Lehrer explores how the brain perceives art. And wine. What about how the brain perceives art on wine?

(Via The Millions)

Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →