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UNIVERSITY OF WALES
BRITISH- HELENIC COLLEGE

BSc (HONS) PSYCHOLOGY

THE HISTORY OF ART PSYCHOLOGY

PS 102

HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY

EMMANUEL FIORAKIS

KATERINA JOAN DEARING

ATHENS, 2 APRIL 2008
The psychology of art is an interdisciplinary field that studies the perception, cognition and characteristics of art and its production. For the use of art materials as a form of psychotherapy. The psychology of art is related to architectural psychology and environmental psychology. The psychology of art is a complex topic and this designation serves only as an acquaintance to a ‘developing’ area of study. The psychology of art starts to develop in the early decade of the twentieth century. Psychology forms the basis of many directions in life and art or lyricism of art in any form and especially through sculpture and painting is also based on psychological theories and understanding. The association between psychology and art is almost inevitable. Art cannot exist without psychology and the opposite. The artist soul fills a blank canvas with emotions and expresses him or her through it and search deeper psychological necessities. Yet the psychology of art has not found extensive recognition and only the last few years earned some popularity in western universities. Art psychology developed in opposition to 19th century philosophical aesthetics which approached art by asking about beauty and metaphysics. Most art psychologists believe that beauty is culturally or socially dependent. However, art psychology was also developed first in opposition to Husserlian phenomenology, which concludes no deontological judgments about meaning. Most parts of art psychology emphasize the primacy of consciousness, but there are variants which tangle the question of the subconscious. Generally speaking, there is an optimistic expression about art and its meanings that moves away from the concepts discussed by Freud, those who...
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