Jessecae Marsh, Assistant Professor, Psychology
What does it mean to experience a piece of art? Philosophers of art have raised many issues about experiencing art, including examining the difference in importance between experiencing the “original” painting and the “original” novel, and suggesting that truly experiencing a work of visual art requires direct interaction with the original. However, little research has explored how everyday people actually think about interacting with and experiencing a piece of art. I will discuss a set of experiments from my lab that explore how people think about visual art versus other forms of art and more generally think about the experience of art objects.
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