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Title :

An interactive test of color and contour perception by artists and non-artists

Author :
WASHBURN, Dorothy K. ;
Publication year :
2000
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Explores Richard Latto's proposition that art communicates effectively because artists manipulate basic features of form that the human perceptual system has evolved to detect. Washburn offers an empirical test of the correlated proposition - that viewers of art use these same features to assess art. The author presents the results of an experiment in which both artists and non-artists were asked to discern and draw shapes in patterns defined by iterating dots. She finds that both groups used color in the case of positive shape and form edge in the case of negative space, thereby confirming that both makers and viewers of art focus on the same kinds of features to recognize and assess form. ;
Pagination/Size :
pl. A; 3 ill. (1 col.) ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Art ; Artistes ; Couleur ; Forme ; Perception ; Théorie de l'art ; 1900-2000 ;
Descriptors :
Art ; Art theory ; Artists ; Color ; Form ; Perception ; 1900-2000 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Leonardo (Oxford), 2000, 33, 3
INIST identifier :
24985982 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0024-094X ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Pergamon Press, Oxford
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;