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Oshin Vartanian, Adam S. Bristol, and James C. Kaufman

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780262019583

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262019583.001.0001

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The Means to Art’s End: Styles, Creative Devices, and the Challenge of Art

The Means to Art’s End: Styles, Creative Devices, and the Challenge of Art

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Neuroscience of Creativity

Pablo P. L. Tinio

Helmut Leder

The MIT Press

This chapter examines how artists’ creative devices challenge the perceivers of their artworks by shaping visual perception, object recognition, memory processes, processing speed, meaning-making, emotions, and aesthetic evaluations. In addition to discussing traditionally known creative devices such as juxtaposition, manipulation of line, and cropping, the chapter introduces new concepts such as the “photographic peak-shift effect” and the “visual aesthetic narrative,” which are particularly amenable to experimental and neuroscientific examination. The authors also discuss how art has the power to capture attention and interest by challenging perceivers.

Keywords:   Aesthetics, Art perception, Psychology of art, Image quality, Peak-shift, Object recognition, Figure-ground, Processing speed

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