Shared liking and association valence for representational art but not abstract art

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/550827
Title:
Shared liking and association valence for representational art but not abstract art
Authors:
Schepman, Astrid ( 0000-0002-7407-362x ) ; Rodway, Paul ( 0000-0002-7667-6782 ) ; Pullen, Sarah J.; Kirkham, Julie A.
Abstract:
We examined the finding that aesthetic evaluations are more similar across observers for representational images than for abstract images. It has been proposed that a difference in convergence of observers' tastes is due to differing levels of shared semantic associations (Vessel & Rubin, 2010). In Experiment 1, student participants rated 20 representational and 20 abstract artworks. We found that their judgments were more similar for representational than abstract artworks. In Experiment 2, we replicated this finding, and also found that valence ratings given to associations and meanings provided in response to the artworks converged more across observers for representational than for abstract art. Our empirical work provides insight into processes that may underlie the observation that taste for representational art is shared across individual observers, while taste for abstract art is more idiosyncratic.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Journal of Vision, 2015, 15(11)
Publisher:
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
Journal:
Journal of Vision
Publication Date:
Apr-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/550827
DOI:
10.1167/15.5.11
Additional Links:
http://jov.arvojournals.org; http://jov.arvojournals.org/Article.aspx?articleid=2278788
Type:
Article
Language:
en_US
Description:
This is the authors' accepted version of an article published in Journal of Vision, 2015. The article, together with supplementary information, is available at http://jov.arvojournals.org/Article.aspx?articleid=2278788
ISSN:
1534-7362
Appears in Collections:
Psychology

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSchepman, Astriden
dc.contributor.authorRodway, Paulen
dc.contributor.authorPullen, Sarah J.en
dc.contributor.authorKirkham, Julie A.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-28T13:40:48Zen
dc.date.available2015-04-28T13:40:48Zen
dc.date.issued2015-04en
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Vision, 2015, 15(11)en
dc.identifier.issn1534-7362en
dc.identifier.doi10.1167/15.5.11en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/550827en
dc.descriptionThis is the authors' accepted version of an article published in Journal of Vision, 2015. The article, together with supplementary information, is available at http://jov.arvojournals.org/Article.aspx?articleid=2278788en
dc.description.abstractWe examined the finding that aesthetic evaluations are more similar across observers for representational images than for abstract images. It has been proposed that a difference in convergence of observers' tastes is due to differing levels of shared semantic associations (Vessel & Rubin, 2010). In Experiment 1, student participants rated 20 representational and 20 abstract artworks. We found that their judgments were more similar for representational than abstract artworks. In Experiment 2, we replicated this finding, and also found that valence ratings given to associations and meanings provided in response to the artworks converged more across observers for representational than for abstract art. Our empirical work provides insight into processes that may underlie the observation that taste for representational art is shared across individual observers, while taste for abstract art is more idiosyncratic.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherAssociation for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://jov.arvojournals.orgen
dc.relation.urlhttp://jov.arvojournals.org/Article.aspx?articleid=2278788en
dc.subjectpsychologyen
dc.subjectaestheticsen
dc.subjectemotionen
dc.subjectassociationen
dc.subjectvisual cognitionen
dc.subjectvisionen
dc.subjectarten
dc.subjectindividual differencesen
dc.titleShared liking and association valence for representational art but not abstract arten_US
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Visionen
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