The Role of Curvature in Preference for Visual Artworks

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dc.contributor Munar Roca, Enric
dc.contributor.author Vañó Viñuales, Javier
dc.date 2016
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-25T09:00:08Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-25T09:00:08Z
dc.date.issued 2018-05-25
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11201/146212
dc.description.abstract [eng] Several studies have shown that people tend to prefer objects (Bar & Neta, 2006, 2007), rooms (Vartanian et al., 2013), and geometric figures (Bertamini & Palumbo, 2016; Silvia & Barona, 2009) with curved contours to similar sharp-angled ones (Gómez-Puerto, Munar, & Nadal, 2015). In a previous study we aimed to determine whether people’s preference for curvature extends to their appreciation for artworks. The results showed a negative effect of mere exposure and a small effect of preference for curvature. In the present study we related both effects to investigate if participants were aware of curvature differences in abstract artworks. To this end, we created a set of stimuli that included two versions of indeterminate cubist artworks: the original paintings -with sharp angles- and versions that had been altered by rounding off 6 vertices in the center of the artworks. Participants were presented with both versions for 83 ms in random order, and asked to rate them according to liking on a 7-point Likert scale. Our results did not support our original hypothesis because the same negative mere exposure effect was found in all images. Further research should use simpler artworks with more evident differences and give the participants more time to appreciate the paintings. ca
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dc.language.iso eng ca
dc.publisher Universitat de les Illes Balears
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.rights all rights reserved
dc.subject 00 - Ciència i coneixement. Investigació. Cultura. Humanitats ca
dc.subject.other Aesthetics ca
dc.subject.other Art ca
dc.subject.other Preference ca
dc.subject.other Curvature ca
dc.subject.other Mere exposure ca
dc.title The Role of Curvature in Preference for Visual Artworks ca
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis ca
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
dc.date.updated 2018-05-17T10:35:56Z


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