|Hands from the Michaelangelo fresco on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel|
I'm starting 2011 with a question which has intrigued me for a long time. It has a variety of forms:
- Are artists typically left-handed - or is this a myth?
- Are artists more likely to be left-handed than the general population?
- Why are more artists left-handed?
- What's the connection between being left-handed and the right side of the brain?
- Do you have to be left handed to be a great artist?
I'm aiming this month to investigate this topic and produce a post by the end of the month which aims to answer some of these questions.
In the meantime, I'd like to know whether or not YOU are left-handed. So the question for the Making A Mark Poll for January 2011 is..........
Are you a left-handed artist?
- Yes, I'm a left-handed artist
- No, I'm an ambidextrous artist
- No, I'm a right-handed artist
- No, I'm not an artist
Note: The image is of the hands of God and Adam from the fresco about The Creation of Adam created by Michelangelo on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Michelangelo was reputed to be ambidextrous. Adam is painted as left-handed.