Gestalt Psychology


Is a school of thought that believes all objects and scenes can be observed in their simplest forms. Sometimes referred to as the ‘Law of Simplicity,’ the theory proposes that the whole of an object or scene is more important than its individual parts.

This is evident in the works of art that create two different illusions which I have been interested in. Famous illusionary images would include the connections of what we know, and thus fill out our brain with it’s own ideas, the ideas that we already know.

For example is it a duck or a rabbit?

I find this psychology very intriguing, that when you can create a light illusion for example you can fill out the gaps of what we want the person to see with something that we know. For example, creating a light installation of light depth and out brain adjusts to the idea that there could be a room in the distance.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s