In The Study Finding Meaning In Art: Preferred Levels Of

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In the study finding meaning in art: preferred levels of ambiguity in art appreciation, researchers Martina Jakesch and Helmut Leder of the university of Vienna, Austria conducted an experiment with the intentions to discover which factor was most impactful on a participant’s interest and liking of a painting (levels of ambiguity). The factors involved were: how much information was given about each painting, how much information was true about that particular painting, or how much information about the painting truly matched that exact painting. The results showed that overall vagueness is a determining factor in art appreciation, vagueness to a certain degree is appreciated. Their hypothesis that participants would favor ‘quality over…show more content…
(Leder, Gerger, Brieber, and Schwarz, 2014). In the study stirring images: fear, not happiness or arousal, makes art more sublime, the researcher hoped to find exactly which emotions underlie a participant 's positive experience of viewing art. Participants were conditioned into specific emotional states, then viewed pieces of art, and their responses and emotions were noted. The researcher 's conditions included fear and happiness, and when participants were in a fearful state, they had much higher positive judgments about the piece of visual art. The researchers found that the most significant factor and emotion were fear, and that lead to more sublime feelings. I study was the first of its kind, in that it found that one 's perception of art can be manipulated by various emotional states of arousal. This study had some groundbreaking results such as that one 's emotional state may be greatly tied to their perception of art. These results show that fear is tied to a positive reception and judgment of art (Eskine, Kacinik, and Prinz, 2012). In the study art-elicited chills indicate states of being moved, the researchers conducted a study hoping to confirm their hypothesis that chills were caused by art may show that evidence of the emotional effect of 'being moved.’ The researchers found that the more the participants had felt that they were being moved, there was a better chance that the feeling of
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