Senses And Perception Analysis

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In the third chapter of the Experience Psychology textbook, Laura A. King describes how sensations and perceptions of the external environment are incorporated within the human body. Everything that can be seen, heard, felt, tasted, touched, or smelled will go through a system that will allow the sense to be perceived within our minds and body. Art museums provide an opportunity for our minds to use the aspects of sensation and perception when evaluating the artwork and makings that other humans create. Understanding how senses and perceptions are activated in the mind, and what they undergo when presented before visuals such as paintings, drawings, and sculptures, allow the sensory and perception systems to perform at an optimum.
The sensory system is a complex and intricate structure that supports an
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98). What was easiest to perceptive first-hand, was the incorporation of color schemes and uses to portray a specific meaning. Some art pieces were filled with a variety of colors and hues that positively overwhelmed the subject. One of my favorited works, The Stowaway Peers Out at the Speed of Light, created by James Rosenquist, complicatedly used both bright and dark hues in such a way, it created an image that imitated the sight of speed. Although the lithograph was intended only to see, there was an illusion as if the colors could or produce sound caused by the intricate designs. This experience is known as, synaesthesia, where a particular sense creates a feeling of a different sense (King, 2016). Another valued museum piece that inflicted this experience was with the Chanticleer, produced by Jim Waid. The acrylic painting was large and abstract with paint thick paint forming textures and patterns within the strokes; while there is no clear way to smell a painting, I felt as if the vivid colors sent off a soft, “painty”
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