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> Blind Turkish Painter, and he paints well!
wakingdream
post May 8 2009, 09:39 AM
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I saw a news story about a blind painter from Turkey and was totally blown away. Apparently scientists are in awe of him and his abilitiy to paint very well without having ever seen the world with his own eyes.

Esref Armagan is a Turkish painter who has been blind since birth. His paintings are amazingly realistic, incorporating color, perspective, and great detail. To determine how this may be possible, Harvard neurologists Alvaro Pascual-Leone Amir Amedi are scanning Armagan's brain

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This is one of his paintings;
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Has anyone ever heard of him?



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manzara
post May 9 2009, 12:41 AM
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Eşref Armağan was born blind in İstanbul in 1953 to a poor family, and has been drawing or painting since childhood. He has had exhibitions in Turkey, Holland and the Czech Republic.

You can read more about him on his Website: Esref Armagan

and in this 2005 article from New Scientist: New Scientist

Truly amazing!


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post May 9 2009, 10:39 AM
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I couldn't believe it when I saw it! On television of course. I think it's incredible. It will be very interesting to see what comes of the research surrounding his circumstances.


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post May 20 2009, 10:50 AM
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What?! That's incredible... I guess he just imagines these scenes from sounds/smells/touch?


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