Why do we fall in love with a work of art?
Nobel prize-winning neuropsychiatrist Eric Kandel provides some answers in a new book.
In June 2006, Ron Lauder – heir to the Estee Lauder cosmetics empire and a co-owner of the Israeli commercial television network Channel 10 – paid the highest amount ever (at the time) for a painting: $135 million. The painting in question is titled “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I” and is the handiwork of Gustav Klimt.
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