Tuesday 6 December 2011

Faking it!

Fascinating experiment carried out using brain scanning technology to gauge people's reaction to fake paintings!

People appear to get more aesthetic pleasure from the painting that they are told is real than when they are told the same painting is fake.

This suggests that the experience of viewing a work of art does not merely rely upon the appearance but upon the attending history of the image.

Check it out at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/mobile/education-16032234?SThisFB

This is just another way in which technology has been used to create a better understanding of Art and Art History.

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