Art theory has consistently emphasised the importance of situational, cultural, institutional and historical factors in viewers’ experience of fine art. However, the link between this heavily context-dependent interpretation and the workings of the mind is often left unexamined. The recently published article situates and describes the Western fine art tradition as a phenomenon that is a consequence of both the cognitive processes involved in communication, and of cultural norms, practices and institutions.
The Art Experience. McCallum, K., Mitchell, S. & Scott-Phillips, T. Rev.Phil.Psych. (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13164-019-00443-y