Mass-Produced Original Paintings, the Psychology of Art, and an Everyday Aesthetics

 
 
Palgrave Macmillan (Verlag)
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  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • XI, 165 Seiten
978-3-030-51640-6 (ISBN)
 
This book examines the contribution of mass-produced original painting to the psychology of art, psychological aesthetics, and art criticism. Mass-produced paintings are an inexpensive, accessible, ubiquitous, and hand-painted popular art by anonymous artists or teams. Sold in an array of outlets, ranging from flea markets to shopping centers to cruise ships, they decorate hotels, offices, and homes. Addressed is their neglect in current scholarship in favor of a nearly exclusive investigation of the high arts and their audiences, as represented by museum paintings. Lindauer contextualizes his analysis by tracing the historical origins of this type of painting, popular art in general, and their evolutionary trajectory, exploring issues including: the impact of art and artists' creativity on viewers; the overemphasis on originality and name recognition; what is art and who can be called an artist; and the extension of aesthetics to include an everyday kind.
The book concludes with directions for future research in the popular and traditional arts, the psychology of art, and, more broadly, the ties that transcend barriers between science, the arts, and the humanities. It will appeal to students and scholars from across the fields of psychology, sociology, philosophy, art history, and cultural, media and communication studies.
1st ed. 2020
  • Englisch
  • Cham
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  • Schweiz
Springer International Publishing
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • 15 farbige Tabellen, 5 farbige Abbildungen
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  • 15 Tables, color; 5 Illustrations, color; XI, 165 p. 5 illus. in color.
  • Höhe: 21 cm
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  • Breite: 14.8 cm
978-3-030-51640-6 (9783030516406)
10.1007/978-3-030-51641-3
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Martin S. Lindauer is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the State University of New York, College at Brockport, USA, and the author of several books and many articles related to the psychology of art. He received a Teaching Award from the State University of New York, was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institute of Health, University of Michigan, USA, and a Fulbright Scholar in Berlin.

Part I. Introduction.- Chapter 1. What This Book Is About.- Chapter 2. The Characteristics of Mass-Produced Paintings.- Part II. Critical Issues.- Chapter 3. Are Mass-Produced Original Paintings Art?.- Chapter 4. Criticisms of Mass-Produced Original Paintings.- Chapter 5. In Defense of Mass-Produced Original Paintings.- Part III. The Larger Contexts for Mass-Produced Original Paintings: The Popular Arts and Evolution.- Chapter 6. The Popular Arts.- Chapter 7. Historical and Contemporary Approaches to the Popular Arts.- Chapter 8. Evolutionary Roots .- Part IV. Studies of Mass-Produced Original Paintings.- Chapter 9. An Overview of the Studies.- Chapter 10. The Findings.- Chapter 11. Explanations.- Part V. Mass-Produced Original Paintings, the Psychology of Art, and An Everyday Aesthetics.- Chapter 12. The Psychology of Art: A Research Perspective.- Chapter 13. Mass-Produced Original Paintings and An Everyday Aesthetics.- Chapter 14. Conclusions.
This book examines the contribution of mass-produced original painting to the psychology of art, psychological aesthetics, and art criticism. Mass-produced paintings are an inexpensive, accessible, ubiquitous, and hand-painted popular art by anonymous artists or teams. Sold in an array of outlets, ranging from flea markets to shopping centers to cruise ships, they decorate hotels, offices, and homes. Addressed is their neglect in current scholarship in favor of a nearly exclusive investigation of the high arts and their audiences, as represented by museum paintings. Lindauer contextualizes his analysis by tracing the historical origins of this type of painting, popular art in general, and their evolutionary trajectory, exploring issues including: the impact of art and artists' creativity on viewers; the overemphasis on originality and name recognition; what is art and who can be called an artist; and the extension of aesthetics to include an everyday kind.
The book concludes with directions for future research in the popular and traditional arts, the psychology of art, and, more broadly, the ties that transcend barriers between science, the arts, and the humanities. It will appeal to students and scholars from across the fields of psychology, sociology, philosophy, art history, and cultural, media and communication studies.

Martin S. Lindauer is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the State University of New York, College at Brockport, USA, and the author of several books and many articles related to the psychology of art. He received a Teaching Award from the State University of New York, was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institute of Health, University of Michigan, USA, and a Fulbright Scholar in Berlin.
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