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Document Type

Research

Abstract

The purpose of this experiment was to investigate the characteristic development of the perception of a painting for both artistically trained and untrained individuals. The method consisted in a series of brief exposures (165 sigma) of each of ten paintings, representing a wide range of "schools" of art. Six of the ten were colored reproductions. Exposures were repeated until the observer himself was satisfied that he had perceived the picture completely. To date results have been obtained on 60 observers (16 trained adults - graduate students and members of the faculty of the Department of Graphic Art - 24 untrained adults, and 20 children).

Publication Date

1936

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

43

Issue

1

First Page

324

Last Page

325

Copyright

© Copyright 1936 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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