It’s a bit afield of this blog’s usual subjects, but this NYT essay on the brain’s response to fiction is interesting. I keep thinking there might be a way to look at the neuroscience relative to art-making. It also reminds me of that great bit of writing about color the Ken Kewley did for Painting Perceptions, especially the bit I liked about describing and apple with hand gestures. And also the passage in Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84 where an editor advises a writer to be as detailed as possible when introducing a thing readers have never seen before while eliminating descriptions of things people are familiar with.
Speaking of Painting Perceptions, there’s an interview with Tim Kennedy online there now.
At HuffPost, John Seed talks to and about Sangram Majumdar.
Also at HuffPost, Brett Baker named Matt Ballou’s writing about Deibenkorn’s provisionality in his assessment of the best art writing on the internet in February.