Art & Design

Is it true that most of the images such as brush strokes, patches of color organized​ in a composition depict artist’s mental images?

Is it true that most of the images such as brush strokes, patches of colour organised in a composition depict artist’s mental images?

Images: Series of drawing by an autistic child age 18 years old.

Dewey (2011) defined mental imagery as pictures in the mind or a visual representation in the absence of environmental input. Not everybody can conjure up mental images at will. Creative activities such as art are very subjective in nature. It’s hard to predict what inside the human mind, however, I think, with a proper technique will enable us to discover the hidden phenomenon in the human memory.

I wish I would be able to scan the autistic child’s mind, through their explicit behaviour especially through drawing I might find something regarding observation on their senses, emotion and making a decision. Grandin (as cited in New Scientist, 2018) Individuals on the autism spectrum often become fixated on the favourite things.

Autistic children tend to have a different channel. The channel reflects their favourite or interest. Perhaps by tracking the chain, we can ask them to do real activities such as art, music etc. and gain some insight to determine their traits. What say you?

Reference

Dewey (2011). Mental Imagery. Retrieved from http://www.intropsych.com/ch07_cognition/mental_imagery.html

New Scientist (May, 5, 2018). Drawing autism: Art from the spectrum. Retrieved from https://www.newscientist.com/gallery/drawing-autism/

Creative Commons License
Articles Mental Images by Zahari Hamidon is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.