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Art and Synesthesia

Art and Synesthesia: in search of the synesthetic experience. by Dr. Hugo Heyrman.

I have heard before that word, synesthesia but I have never bothered to know what its real meaning. The reading ‘Art and Synesthesia: in search of the synesthetic experience’ gives me another perception of our senses; by classifying the human sensorium, such as the taste,  touch, smell, sight and hearing, I tend to restrict things to each category, while they are interconnecting and/or interacting.

I find it is a very beautiful way to describe synesthesia; the united senses of the mind. Since all our senses are connected to our minds, everything affects us. It is interesting to see that synesthesia has a long history, as it appears in classical Greek era, baroque period or in Richard Wagner operas. It has also been an important ‘thing’ in different art movements such as the Futurist, Dadaist or Surrealist movement. Now it is being considered in computerized art, since now we have become more ‘computerized’. I like the fact the article gives diverse examples how ‘synesthetes’ had influenced our ways of living, from Luigi Russolo with his ‘synesthetic experience’ in his experiments with music, sound and noise, or from Edward Munch with his painting ‘ The Scream’.

Synesthesia is an important element that help us to be more aware and sensitive, not only of our enviroment, but mostly of our own mind and creativity.


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This entry was posted on December 4, 2013 by in Reflections on weekly Readings.
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