Psych Midterm Review

Psych Midterm Review - 1/19 Final Exam is A Party Required...

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1/19 Final Exam is A Party • Required Book: “The Structure of Painting” by Michael Leyton • 1 Exam: Monday May 2 (Book and Lecture Notes) Main Topics 1. How to Read the composition of a painting 2. How the composition relates to the emotional expression. The composition inspires emotions in the viewer. 3. What is the survival function of art. (Main goal: Train our eyes; train you) 3-Way Correspondence Composition Emotions Survival (people worship art because it brings out emotion) Compostion • The composition is an organization created by shapes o The shape structure produces a tension o The tension gives the emotion stored in the artwork o We will go deeply into how the artist achieves this o How does the shape store the emotional tension o The shapes gives us dynamic information (i.e. information about movement) • The word emotion means
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e outward motion movement • Shapes show movement, which shows emotion • So the shapes in the painting give us information about the: E-MOTIONS= OUTWARD MOVEMENTS of the art • So the shapes have acted as a STORE for those movements o (Shapes store the emotions and viewers grasp them) • So, to understand how a painting works, we have to understand how the viewer can RECOVER, from the shapes, The E-MOTION of the artists • The shapes are acting as a memory store for those E-MOTIONS o (shape is equivalent to memory storage) • Leyton’s book has developed o New foundations to geometry o In which the fundamental claim is SHAPE (is equivalent to) MEMORY STORAGE o This goes against the foundations of geometry that have existed from Euclid to modern mathematics o In his new foundations, Leyton has argued ART WORKS ARE MAXIMAL MEMORY STORES
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1/24 1.3) The World as History We will define: Memory =Information about the past Consequently, define Memory Store = Any object that yields information about the past Leyton argues: the entire world around us is memory storage And, we extract this information from the objects we see. Leyton also argues: Many sources of memory. Examples: (1) Scars: A scar on a person’s face is, in fact, a memory store. (acts as memory store b/c it gives us info on the past) a. It gives us information about the past b. It tells us that, in the past, the surface of the skin was cut. c. Therefore, process-history is stored in a scar (2) Dents: A dent in a car is also a memory store; i.e., it gives us information about the past a. It tells us that, in the past, the door underwent an impact from another object. b. Therefore, process-history is stored in a dent. (3) Growths: Any growth is a memory store; i.e., it yields information about the past. a. For example, the shape of a person’s face gives us information about the history of
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