Spatial representations, distortions and alterations in the graphic and artistic production of brain-damaged patients and of famous artists

Anna Berti, Stefano F. Cappa, Alessia Folegatti

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Abstract

The authors review the drawing disorders that can be observed in patients with brain damage (in particular, those with constructional apraxia and unilateral spatial neglect), the impact of brain damage on the output of professional artists, and the distortions of body image that characterise the work of many great artists, from Rubens to Luclen Freud. These different perspectives share the basic assumption that the graphic and artistic output of patients, normal subjects, and exceptionally gifted individuals may represent a window onto the neural organisation of body image.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-256
Number of pages14
JournalFunctional Neurology
Volume22
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007

Keywords

  • Anosognosia
  • Body image
  • Body schema
  • Constructional apraxia
  • Dysmorphophobia
  • Unilateral neglect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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