[Art_beyond_sight_theory_and_research] Kennedy ms in press re Art_beyond_sight_theory_and_research

John Kennedy kennedy at utsc.utoronto.ca
Thu Oct 24 00:11:01 UTC 2013

God dag Lisa
   hvordan har du det? Meget god, jeg haabe.
   Here is a little ms just accepted by the British Journal Of Visual
   Your readers may be interested. The title page reads :

Tactile drawing aesthetics and a blind woman’s drawings of sounds
John M Kennedy
University of Toronto

The Abstract reads:

This paper makes four points. First, in making raised, tangible outline
pictures, blind people can invent sophisticated treatments for topics they
select themselves. Second, their drawings can be realistic. Thirdly, they
can also be metaphoric, in showing sounds for example. Fourthly, their
outline drawings use line for surface edges, and they incorporate aspects
of perspective such as profiles. These points are illustrated by three
drawings by EW, a blind woman. They are sketches of a couple waltzing, a
guitar player and a samba band. The account of line and profiles given
here for the blind, the essay argues, applies also to Palaeolithic art, as
in Herzog’s “Cave Of Forgotten Dreams” and Cook’s “Ice Age Art: The
Arrival Of The Modern Mind.”


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