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In Conversation with Chuck Close

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Aspen Ideas Festival 2009

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Mark Seibold
Posted: 11.16.09, 03:10 AM
I think Close said it is just the opposite, and it relates to left handed people which he also states at 36 minutes into the interview. This is actually a biological fact. Although I am not sure that Close is left handed, all the greatest artists in the history books have been shown in historical fact to be left handed. I happen to have studied this extensively as I am biologically born left handed. As an adjunct astronomy professor a few years ago, the university put new faculty through a class on the human brain, taught by a nurse who was married to a brain surgeon. Left handedness occurs at 6 weeks into the fetal stage caused by high testosterone presence in the mothers amniotic fluid. Never mind all those wrongful numbers about 11 percent of the population over all as counted left handed. *See the Wikipedia on left handed for a good introduction. Left handers have a larger right hemisphere brain, ie; Michelangelo, Leonardo, Rembrandt, Picasso, Bryce Marden, Einstein, Feynman, Pauling, most all of the great leaders of the world in history, etc. Some right handed people were born left handed and forced trained to become right handed. Dyslexia, autism, Asperger’s Syndrome run higher in left handed people. I am left handed; my awarded and published astronomy art has been published many times, chosen over photography in astronomy forums for its photo surrealism.
Posted: 09.10.09, 10:15 AM
Why is it that the educated art types are the most non creative minds?.

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