Have you ever wondered how artists create certain visual effects in their paintings? Why do Monet’s poppies seem to bend in the wind; how come the Mona Lisa’s eyes follow you around? In this seminar, students will learn about the neurobiology of vision through art, and about how artists create effects in paintings using properties of our visual system. The course will follow Margaret Livingstone’s book “Vision and Art: The Biology of Seeing”.
Tamira Elul received her B.A. and Ph.D in Biophysics from the University of California, Berkeley. She is an Associate Professor at Touro University California and a Lecturer in Molecular and Cellular Biology at UC Berkeley. She teaches Histology, Neurobiology, as well as Art of Observation and Vision and Art.