The art of perception: Rethinking how we see

Date and time

Friday 30 September, 6.30–7.30pm

Sainsbury Wing Theatre

Amy Herman


£7/£6 conc./£5 Members

How can close-looking at paintings help you to see the hidden clues in real life-scenarios?

In this talk, Amy presents her new book Visual Intelligence, published in May 2016. Whether you want to be more effective at work, more empathetic toward your loved ones, or more alert to possibilities and threats, she aims to show you how to see what matters most to you more clearly than ever before.

Amy Herman

Amy Herman is a lawyer and art historian who uses works of art to sharpen observation, analysis, and communication skills. She has worked with a range of professionals, from doctors to detectives and business-leaders, showing people how to look closely at artworks in order to recognize the most pertinent information.

Image above: Detail from Peter Paul Rubens, Portrait of Susanna Lunden(?) ('Le Chapeau de Paille'), probably 1622-5