Painting for the Brain

Philosophy of the arts in the age of computer science

You will never look at a painting the way you did before.

Painting for the brain

… is the motto under which painter-philosopher Pieter Adriaans presents the results of a lifelong quest into the question what painting is and why it means so much to us.

As a researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence he has been lecturing on this subject for almost 40 years. He has written more than 100 papers and books, given seminars on advanced information theory as well as masterclasses on philosophy for artists.

After his retirement from University of Amsterdam in 2021, he decided to make this material available for a general audience.

What can you expect?

In the coming years, you can expect more books, courses, masterclasses, and educational movies to appear. Here are some highlights:

  • The English translation of ‘Painting for the Brain’ book is scheduled to be available in 2023.

  • In the spring and autumn of 2023, Adriaans will give two exclusive week long workshops on the island of São Jorge, where he lives and has his studio, Atelier de Kaasfabriek.

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  • Courses in preparation: creativity, philosophy for painters, emergent painting and pareidolia, new techniques for acrylic paint, the religious dimension of painting and much more.