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With an Artistic Vision: The Arts and Perception


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Lecturer, Dr. Vincent deLuise
Tuesday, May 12th
2 pm - 3 pm

Online with Zoom

What is beauty? The perception of beauty is not subjective. It turns out that the human brain is “hardwired” to perceive it. How do we perceive beauty in the Arts? We will look at the Golden Ratio and how it has been essential in the understanding of beauty. 

What is synesthesia ?  Can you really “see” music and “hear” colors? How and why do optical illusions work?

How does illness affect creativity? Is it an obstacle and challenge, or is it an opportunity and catalyst for creative genus? How do artists with visual loss overcome their impairment? We will look at the works of famous artists affected by eye conditions, including such master painters as Goya, Cassatt, Monet, DeGas, Van Gogh, Pissarro and O'Keefe. 


Vincent de Luise MD is an assistant professor of ophthalmology at Yale University School of Medicine, distinguished visiting scholar at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and on the adjunct faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC). He is also visiting professor at University of Rome ‘“La Sapienza” School of Medicine, in Rome, Italy. 

Dr de Luise is the Cultural Ambassador of the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra and  president of the Connecticut Summer Opera Foundation.   

He serves on the humanities and medicine committee at WCMC and is program annotator for the WCMC Music and Medicine Orchestra. He gives an annual lecture on art and visual perception at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). 

Dr de Luise is a phi beta kappa graduate of Princeton University, the Weill Cornell Medical College, and the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami. He has done fellowships at Harvard University in medical humanities and at the Proctor Foundation of the University of California San Francisco in ocular immunology. 

This lecture is complimentary but we ask that you register by emailing us at: The Zoom link will be sent out Monday, May 11th by 5 pm.

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