Monday, July 4, 2011

The effects of LSD on the Art-making process...

Always thought this was cool. It is, among other things, a really interesting visual research that invokes the underlying tension between the representational approach to art (underpinned in classical traditions) and the abstract approach to art (anti-classical/avant-garde traditions).

If euphoric conditions result in the creation of abstract art, as evidenced in this particular experiment, is it fair to conclude that abstract artists enjoy the art-making process more than representational artists, on average? The head vs. the heart; Poussin vs. Delacroix; seems like the war between "schools of thought" will never

FYI, my favorite drawings are the two composed at 2 hours and 45 minutes, and at 4 hours and 25 minutes.