Completion of “Art and Physics”

To complete his book, the author, Leonard Schlain, takes us through the origins of myth into present day philosophy with commentary by Joseph Campbell.

He shows the influence of Greek philosophy on our concepts of space and time, through the names of many of the Greek gods.

Later, he discusses the split brain theory and shows how intuitive right brain is related to art and linear left-brain is related to physics.

This is an oversimplification of his presentation, of course.

Finally, he advises us to have more than one approach to the phenomena in our lives, because we, in our culture, have been given the gifts of the prescient artistic view and the foundation which follows it through physics.

It has taken me over a year to read this book. It has been a good challenge for me to absorb the author’s comparisons and to explore both his tour of art history and physics discoveries.

If you enjoy the process of growth through the author’s lens, I think you will appreciate Leonard Schlain’s “Art and Physics”.

© 2015 Kathryn Hardage

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