The Influence of Art Expertise and Training on Emotion and Preference Ratings for Representational and Abstract Artworks

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Across cultures and throughout recorded history, humans have produced visual art. This raises the question of why people report such an emotional response to artworks and find some works more beautiful or compelling than others. In the current study we investigated the interplay between art expertise, and emotional and preference judgments. Sixty participants (40 novices, 20 art experts) rated a set of 150 abstract artworks and portraits during two occasions: in a laboratory setting and in a museum.

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Original Article Source Credits:   Plos One ,

Article Written By:  Jorien van Paasschen,Francesca Bacci and David P. Melcher

Original Article Posted on:  August 5, 2015

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