The Influence of Art Expertise and Training on Emotion and Preference Ratings for Representational and Abstract Artworks
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.
Original Article Source Credits: Plos One , https://journals.plos.org/
Original Article Posted on: August 5, 2015
Link to Original Article: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0134241