Modes of address in pictorial art: an eye movement study of Manet’s Bar at the Folies-Bergère
Harland, Beth, Gillett, John, Mann, Carl M., Kass, Jason, Godwin, Hayward J., Liversedge, Simon P. and Donnelly, Nick (2014) Modes of address in pictorial art: an eye movement study of Manet’s Bar at the Folies-Bergère. Leonardo, 47, (3), 241-247. (doi:10.1162/LEON_a_00676).
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Art historical accounts of the last two hundred years identify developments in the types, or ‘modes’, of address that a picture can present to a viewer, as critical to the experience and evaluation of paintings. Here we focus on ‘anti-theatrical’ theories of pictorial address, and the complex and innovative ‘double relation’ of absorption and acknowledgment introduced by the painter Edouard Manet. We report a case study of Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère investigating expert and novice spectators’ eye movements and utterances in response to the painting to find evidence that viewers seek resolution of the complex ‘double relation’ that the theories describe.
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||doi:10.1162/LEON_a_00676|
|Additional Information:||This paper presents findings of collaborative cross-disciplinary research involving Winchester School of Art, the Centre for Visual Cognition Department of Psychology and the Courtauld Gallery, London.|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
N Fine Arts > ND Painting
|Divisions:||Faculty of Business and Law
|Date Deposited:||30 Oct 2012 14:05|
|Last Modified:||28 Oct 2015 16:43|
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Investigating complex modes of address in Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère: an eye-movement and art historical study. (deposited 16 May 2012 13:35)
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