International Journal of Anthropology

, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 259–264 | Cite as

A natural anthropology of art

  • Onians John


This article discusses the relevance of recent developments in neurobiology for the study of art worldwide. It is argued that both anthropologists and art historians can gain a better understanding of species-specific art and art practices over time and space by broadening their vision and approaches, building on the fundamental and exciting findings concerning art in neurobiology.


art neurobiology anthropology 


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© International Institute for the Study of Man 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Onians John
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  1. 1.School of World Art Studies and MuseologyUniversity of EastNorwichUK

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