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Title :

Popular preferences in painting

Author :
CANNON-BROOKES, Peter ;
Publication year :
1996
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Considers the significance, especially for museum policy, of the project on popular taste undertaken since 1994 by Komar and Melamid, who commissioned market research polls in a number of countries to determine what the various national groupings most like to see in paintings and what they most dislike. The artists proposed to paint more than 100 variants based on these national preferences and to organize a traveling exhibition; however, results for the first 15 countries (including China, France, Iceland, Kenya, Russia, and Turkey) proved remarkably consistent: as in the first survey, conducted in the United States, the preference was for a pastoral landscape in which blue predominates, preferably including mountains and animals and/or human figures in the foreground; the most disliked paintings were modern abstract paintings with red as the predominant color. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ; 5306C01 - 1945- ; Peinture et arts graphiques ; Peinture et dessin ; 530-VI - 1945- ;
French keywords :
Etats-Unis ; Goût (esthétique) ; Groupes et Sociétés d'artistes ; Komar and Melamid (groupe d'artistes) ; Peinture ; Public ; Recherche ; 1900-2000 ;
Descriptors :
Artists' groups and associations ; Komar and Melamid (artists' group) ; Painting ; Public ; Research ; Taste (aesthetics) ; United States ; 1900-2000 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Museum management and curatorship (1990), 1996, 15, 4, Dec
INIST identifier :
27106638 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0964-7775 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Butterworth, Guildford
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;