Your Brain on Art
Susan Magsamen and Ivy Ross (Canongate)
THE first essay I wrote was about how much I hated my yellow bedroom. The walls were yellow. The blinds were yellow. Even the white furniture reflected the nauseating colour at me like a disco ball. My 11-year-old self described it as “a pee-coloured prison”.
I bring this up because it exemplifies the big idea behind Your Brain on Art: How the arts transform us – …