vision and art

Vision and Art is an emerging inter-disciplinary field with two goals: first, to examine art in order to shape hypotheses about how our brains process visual information; and second, to use information about neural processing to inform our understanding of art and the practice of making art. The field bridges physics, physiology, neurobiology, perception, psychology, philosophy, art history and studio art. The Vision and Art course at Wellesley creates a learner-centered active environment for students to engage directly with the material through hands-on laboratory exercises, interactive lectures and discussions, class field trips, and independent student projects. The course is composed of students from diverse backgrounds and concentrations, which demands advanced communication and group-work skills that enriches the course experience for everyone. Interested students are welcome to contact me for more information. I look forward to hearing from you.

Bevil Conway
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

  brain Course Description
Learn what the course involves and whether Vision & Art is right for you; read about the Vision & Art class in the news
  face Student Showcase
A gallery of student final projects, including images and abstracts
  head Enter the Classroom
See the different discipline areas involved in the study of vision and art
  guest lecture Guest Lecturers
Learn about artists and scientists who have visited Wellesley to lecture
  dot art Student Responses
Hear students reflect on class exercises and how the study of vision benefits the study of art
  bevil conway Get in Touch
Contact Bevil Conway to obtain a copy of the syllabus or to learn more about the course
  graph Course Content
View a synopsis of the semester and learn more about color, form, and lab exercises used to study them
  credits handwriting Credits
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  The text of this website was written by Rosa Lafer-Sousa and Bevil Conway, who retain all copyrights. No part of this text may be used or reproduced for any purpose without the express written permission of Bevil Conway. Photograph of Bevil Conway by Richard Howard.  
  Created by : Kate Ciurej ‘08 and Donna Yee ’11
Created: July 9, 2008
Maintained By: Bevil Conway
Last Modified:July 21, 2013
Expires: July 21, 2013