New Study Paints an Intriguing Picture of Good vs. Bad Art

August 8th, 2013

A viewer's opinion of Thomas Kinkade diminishes with repeated viewings, via the Artist's SiteA report on behavioral economics in art, as summarized in The Economist, examines the link between the experience of viewing art, and its effects on the viewer’s desire to see more art.  Through repeated exposure in a blind study, subjects were found to grow more partial to works they had repeated experience with, particularly with works that were considered high quality versus works that are generally regarded as trite or “poor” (in this case, Thomas Kinkade).

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