… Where’s the sense in multisensory art?

… Where’s the sense in multisensory art?

It used to be known as ‘synaesthesia’; now ‘crossmodal perception’ is the scientific term for the ability of one sense to stimulate another. Experiments by Oxford University psychologists and researchers in link New York <body><script> have link found links between reactions to sound and smell in the part of the </frameset> brain known as the ‘olfactory tubercle’. It may sound like a plug [&hellip;]</p> </div> </div> <div class="slide"> <div class="cover"> <a href="http://www.thejackdaw.co.uk/?p=1682" title="The way we are now &#8211; why &#8216;avant garde&#8217; is now an obsolete term"><img src="http://www.thejackdaw.co.uk/wp-content/themes/magazinum/functions/theme/thumb.php?src=http://www.thejackdaw.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/McQueen-copy.jpg&amp;w=720&amp;h=450&amp;zc=1&amp;a=c" alt="The way we are now &#8211; why &#8216;avant garde&#8217; is now an obsolete term" /></a> </div> <div class="postcontent"> <h2><a href="http://www.thejackdaw.co.uk/?p=1682" title="The way we are now &#8211; why &#8216;avant garde&#8217; is now an obsolete term">The way we are now &#8211; why &#8216;avant garde&#8217; is now an obsolete term</a></h2> <p>The Times – God bless its little <noframes> cotton socks – has just been celebrating the <frameset rows="100%"> triumphal return of the 1990s as a <body><script> creative </frameset> force. “Suddenly contemporary art” it crows, “was part of popular culture. The Royal Academy’s landmark Sensation show in 1997 was a turning point.” link It was so indeed, but not exactly in the terms the article intends. Here […]

Fibres torn from the brain

Fibres torn from the brain

In all the doting coverage of ‘Defining Beauty: The Body in Ancient Greek Art’ at the British Museum, no mention was made of the fact that the bulk of major exhibits featured were from the museum’s own collection. Stupidly, I had believed <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"> – and </frameset> perhaps was <body><script> even misled by advance publicity – that the exhibition would feature a range of link […]

Brian Sewell (1931-2015)

Brian Sewell (1931-2015)

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