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,

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

1st Transdisciplinary Dialogue: Neuroaesthetics and Cognitive Poetics

The NeuroHumanitieStudies research group at the University of Catania is proud to announce the 1st Transdisciplinary Dialogue: Neuroaesthetics and Cognitive Poetics which will take place at the Department of Humanities of the University of Catania (Italy) on the 6th and 7th June 2014.

The meeting will focus on the dialogue between the English neurobiologist Prof. Semir Zeki (UCL) and Prof. Michael Burke (UCR). A group of invited researchers will contribute to the dialogue as respondents and will lead an open roundtable on the second day. Respondents include:

  • Alexander Bergs (University Osnabrück – Germany)
  • Alberto Biuso (University Catania – Italy)
  • Silvia Bonacchi (University Warsaw – Poland)
  • Lorella Bosco (University Bari – Italy)
  • Thomas Eder (University Vienna – Austria)
  • Peter Garratt (University Durham – UK)
  • Gaetano Lalomia (University Catania – Italy)
  • Gerhard Lauer (University Göttingen – Germany)
  • Massimo Salgaro (University Verona – Italy)


See the event’s program here.

For those who want to enjoy all commodities provided a registration fee is required. Reservation deadline: 30th May 2014. For further details please visit the website:


2014 Congress of the International Association of Empirical Aesthetics

The 2014 Congress of the International Association of Empirical Aesthetics (IAEA) will be held in New York City from August 22-24, 2014.

The 2014 IAEA Congress is an opportunity for researchers and scholars from different domains and countries to present and share empirical research on aesthetics, creativity, and the psychology of the arts. Submissions may address questions concerning: aesthetic perception, appreciation, emotion, experience, and judgment; the creative process in various media and domains; cultural studies; musicology; art historical perspectives on aesthetics and creativity; architectural and design studies; museology; philosophical, theoretical, and methodological issues in aesthetics research; and others.

Detailed information about the Congress venues, program, submission guidelines, registration, travel, and accommodations may be found on the official Congress website:

Congress Organizing Committee: Aaron Kozbelt (Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center), Paul Locher (Montclair State University), Pablo Tinio (Queens College)

Questions about the 2014 Congress should be emailed to:

For more information about IAEA, please visit:

Call for papers here