150 years since the first experiment in empirical aesthetics

The Madonna des Bürgermeisters Jacob Meyer zum Hasen, painted by Hans Holbein the Younger in 1526, sold for about $75 million on July 12, 2011, becoming Germany’s most expensive artwork at the time (Gropp, 2011). Not only is it regarded among the greatest German Renaissance paintings, the Madonna sparked one of the fiercest and most consequential controversies in art […]

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Call for Abstracts: Art and Affect in the Predictive Mind

  The conference: We are delighted to invite contributions for ‘Art and Affect in the Predictive Mind’, a two-day international and interdisciplinary conference that will be held at the University of York, UK, on 24th and 25th September 2020. Deadline for submissions: 24th May 2020. The conference will bring together philosophers, art historians and cognitive […]

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