2.4.1 - Writing the Essay: Science October 29, 2005...

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Writing the Essay: Science October 29, 2005 11:00-12:15 Exercise 2.4.1 Second Fascinating Aspect (Referring to Dr. P’s art) “He had indeed moved from realism to nonrepresentation to the abstract, yet this was not the artist, but the pathology, advancing-advancing towards a profound visual agnosia, in which all powers of representation and imagery, all sense of the concrete, all sense of reality, were being destroyed.” When Oliver Sacks made this statement, it seemed as if he had finally reached a clear understanding of Dr. P’s illness. It seemed as if all the answers that Sacks was looking for was finally there. He saw another part of Dr. P that helped him understand the man more. The art work that was made Dr. P helped Sacks try to determine the illness. Dr. P’s illness was clearly illustrated through his works of art. The progression of the deterioration of his brain could be seen through his works over a period of time. Dr. P was expressing his illness through his artwork. As the visual parts of his brain slowly
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2.4.1 - Writing the Essay: Science October 29, 2005...

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