Once the cradle of the rebirth of art, Florence is again host to an exciting new way forward for art. ‘The Shape of the Mind’, an exhibition of psychedelic art by American artist Isaac Abrams, consists of all new works by the artist, both large-scale oil paintings and graphite drawings. Psychedelic art takes its inspiration from heightened states of consciousness usually induced through the use of hallucinogenic substances. It aims to convey the sense of harmony and unity of all things that lies at the heart of these experiences. Abrams was one of the founding fathers of psychedelic art in the 1960s and opened the Coda Gallery, the world’s first psychedelic art gallery, in New York in 1965. Since then, Abrams had moved away from painting but has continued creating through a range of different media, including sculpture, video, film, animation and light shows. This latest show is a return to the kind of psychedelic painting with which he began his career.