an artistic savant

Video excerpt from Expedition ins Gehirn (Beautiful Minds: A Voyage Into the Brain), Colourfield Productions, Dortmund, Germany
Watch this 5 minute video** of a brilliant artistic savant who goes for a 45 minute helicopter ride over Rome. He then draws an accurate representation of the city from memory onto a 5 1/2 yard panorama panel in 3 days! Stephen Wiltshire’s inspiring story is one of many featured in an article about the Savant Syndrome.
**For those with a dial-up connection, here’s a lower resolution video.
(Thanks to artist Marc Robert North for posting this link in the Carfac-BC newsletter.)

November 24, 2006 in Other artists by Marja-Leena