The Perception and Evaluation of Visual Art
Empirical Studies of the Arts, Vol. 26, No. 2, 2008
22 Pages Posted: 1 Jul 2012
Date Written: 2008
Visual art is a complex stimulus. Drawing on extant theory that the interplay of affect and cognition evoked by a stimulus drives evaluations, we develop a generalizable model for the perception and evaluation of visual art. In three stages, we develop scaled measurements for the affective and cognitive components involved in the perception of visual art and present a structural equation model that integrates these components in art evaluation.
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