How art can help you analyze


Video from TED-Ed

Can art save lives? Not exactly, but our most prized professionals (doctors, nurses, police officers) can learn real world skills through art analysis. Studying art like René Magritte’s Time Transfixed can enhance communication and analytical skills, with an emphasis on both the seen and unseen. Amy E. Herman explains why art historical training can prepare you for real world investigation. Lesson by Amy E. Herman, animation by Flaming Medusa Studios Inc.

Cite this page as: TED-Ed, "How art can help you analyze," in Smarthistory, December 20, 2015, accessed May 18, 2024,