McCallum, Mitchell and Scott-Phillips publish article on the art experience

July 24, 2019

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).