“He didn’t Tell People that He was Blind”

Painting is one of art media for human soul flourished and spread out, visual art base from eyes capability to absorb idea and picture it self.How about if a man loses his visual capability, no doubt there is not boundaries for John Bramblitt. Bramblitt began to paint in 2001, when he lost his sight due to epilepsy.


Bramblitt is “functionally blind,” which means that his eyes can only differentiate between sunlight and darkness. Despite this, he has developed a novel way to paint – by using textured paints to feel his way around the canvas. “Basically what I do is replace everything that the eyes would do for a sighted artist with the sense of touch,” he writes on his website. “The raised lines take care of finding your placement on the canvas.“
He also has an interesting solution for color; “All of the bottles and paint tubes in my studio are Brailled, and when mixing colors I use recipes. In other words I will measure out different portions of each color that I need to produce the right hue. This is no different than using a recipe to bake a cake.“(boredpanda)


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