Just as writing relies on language, painting is a predominantly visual process. Two visual streams—a ventral stream involved with the recognition of "what" is seen, and a dorsal stream that localizes "where" an item has been perceived—are essential for art.6 Visual scenes absorbed over the course of a lifetime are perceived by means of components of the ventral stream that localize to the occipital and temporal cortices. These internally represented pictures of people, animals, objects, and scenes represent the creative soil for many artists and are ultimately reproduced in the form of paintings, drawings, and sculptures. Artistry requires visual precision and uses the dorsal stream to frame the scenes perceived in the ventral stream and place them onto the canvas. Balint syndrome, ocular apraxia, optic ataxia, and simultanagnosia are seen with bilateral injury to the parietal lobes.7 This syndrome of dorsal stream dysfunction is devastating to painting, diminishing the ability to localize the canvas or to see a scene as a whole.