Acknowledging the diversity of aesthetic experiences: effects of style, meaning and context.

Subtitle:Commentary on Bullot and Reber.
Authors/others:Leder, Helmut
Abstract:Art can be experienced in numerous ways, ranging from sensory pleasure to elaborated ways of finding meaning (Leder et al. 2004). However, rather ignored by Bullot & Reber (B&R), in empirical aesthetics several lines of research have studied how knowledge of artistic style, descriptive and elaborate information, expertise, and context all affect aesthetic experiences from art. Limiting aesthetics to rather rare experiences unnecessarily narrows the scope of a science of art.
Date of publication:4.2013
Journal title:Behavioral and Brain Sciences: an international journal of current research and theory with open peer commentary
Peer reviewed:true
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Publication Type:Article