Why do you like Arcimboldo's portraits? Effect of perceptual style on aesthetic appreciation of ambiguous artworks.

@article{Boccia2014WhyDY,
  title={Why do you like Arcimboldo's portraits? Effect of perceptual style on aesthetic appreciation of ambiguous artworks.},
  author={Maddalena Boccia and S Barbetti and R Margiotta and Cecilia Guariglia and Fabio Ferlazzo and Anna Maria Giannini},
  journal={Attention, perception & psychophysics},
  year={2014},
  volume={76 6},
  pages={1516-21}
}
Visual aesthetic experience reflects the states of the mind and the brain when visual artworks are being viewed. In the present study, we investigated whether perceptual style affects the aesthetic appreciation of ambiguous artworks, such as those of Arcimboldo, which are characterized by part-whole ambiguity. Participants were classified as having a global or local perceptual style and were asked to aesthetically judge two different types of artworks: portraits by Arcimboldo and by Renaissance… CONTINUE READING
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