Problems and Paradoxes of Painting and Perception
Brill Academic Publishers
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This illustrated essay highlights some conceptual problems that arise when we consider the nature of visual perception and its relationship to art. Science proceeds on the assumption that natural phenomena operate rationally and can be explained rationally. Yet the study of art shows that many ordinary acts of perception, such as looking at a picture, can be paradoxical, logically contradictory and self-referential. I conclude that we must confront these problems if we are to reconcile the scientific approach to explaining visual perception with artistic and philosophical discoveries.
Art and Perception;
Pepperell, R. (2019) 'Problems and Paradoxes of Painting and Perception', Art and Perception. DOI: 10.1163/22134913-20191142.
Article published in Art and Perception on 11 September 2019 (online), available open access at: https://doi.org/10.1163/22134913-20191142.
Cardiff Metropolitan University (Grant ID: Cardiff Metropolian (Internal))