Stephen Wiltshire malt Manhattans Skyline


Stephen Wiltshire ist Autist mit fotografischem Gedächtnis. Über ihn habe ich mal eine Doku gesehen, in der sie mit ihm einen Helikopter-Rundflug über London gemacht hatten, wonach er die Stadt abgezeichnet hat, aus dem Gedächtnis und absolut korrekt. Derzeit malt er Manhattan, Designboom hat ein faszinierendes Posting dazu, Snip:

british artist stephen wiltshire is currently attempting to draw the manhattan skyline from memory. since monday october 26th wiltshire began filling in an 18 foot canvas at the pratt institute, brooklyn. the drawing is expected to be complete by friday. [...]

wiltshire diagnosed with autism at the age of three displays an unusually powerful photographic memory that he has applied to rendering cityscapes. he can look at the subject of his drawing once and reproduce it accurately with photographic detail, down to the exact number of columns or windows on a building. he memorizes their shapes, locations and the architecture.

stephen wiltshire draws manhattan skyline from memory