Art, Preferred (02-02-21)

Dolese and Kozbelt studied preferences for different sorts of art, among other topics.  They report that “Here we develop and analyze results of a survey . . . Comparisons of artists’ and nonartists’ ratings on highly abstract versus representational paintings showed a consistent strong effect for painting type, with representational paintings receiving generally higher ratings on . . . liking by both groups.”

Melissa Dolese and Aaron Kozbelt.  “Art as Communication:  Fulfilling Gricean Communication Principles Predicts Aesthetic Liking.”  Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, in press,