Le sensible a l’oeuvre : The body between aesthetics and neurosciences

 Interdisciplinary Colloquium


CRAL/CEHTA/EHESS – 15 May 2014 – at the INHA Auditorium, Paris

The interdisciplinary colloquium Le sensible à l’oeuvre: the body between aesthetics and neurosciences aims to examine the stakes and perspectives of the research projects often grouped under the label “neuroaesthetics,” and to explore the main questions and debates arisen by them.

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Painting, Facture and Emotion

One day International Workshop of the French National Research Agency (ANR) Project « Visual Art and Emotion » (2010-2014)

Tuesday 20 May : 9h-19h Collège de France 3 rue d’Ulm Paris

Organizer: Jérôme Pelletier (P.I project « Visual Art and Emotion », University of Brest and  Institut Jean-Nicod, www.ave-fiction.ens.fr)

Language: English | Free Admission | No Registration Required


9h Jérôme Pelletier: Introduction

9h20 Stéphanie Dubal  & José Luis Ulloa Fulgeri  (Projet « Visual Art and Emotion », Social and Affective Neuroscience Lab (SAN), Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Epiniere (ICM)): “Using visuomotor priming to investigate aesthetic experience

10h 20 Georges Roque (History and theory of visual arts, CRAL,  EHESS): “Neo-impressionism Art and Technique; its Relationship to ‘Faktura‘”

11h20 Pause

11h 40 Alain Berthoz (Neuroscience, Collège de France): “Emotional sharing with the artwork: gesture, gaze, empathy

12h40-14h  Lunch

14h Gregory Currie (Philosophy, University of York, Directeur d’études invité EHESS): “Marks on images in painting, photography and cinematography

15h David Davies (Philosophy, McGill University): “Evidence of facture and the appreciative relevance of artistic activity

16h Pause

16h20 Yolaine Escande (Project « Visual Art and Emotion», Chinese theory of arts, CRAL, CNRS): “Emotion and Brushstroke in Modern Chinese Aesthetics and Theory of Arts

17h20 Dominic Lopes (Philosophy, University of British Columbia): “Implicit Multimodal Aesthetic Experience

18h20 Stéphanie Dubal, Yolaine Escande and Jérôme PelletierGeneral Discussion and Concluding Remarks