Infants and Adults Prefer van Gogh’s Vibrant Color Palettes, New Study Finds #ArtTuesday
As we get older we learn more words and can form more pretentious opinions but right from birth we are drawn to the same images. Basically we like what we like, and that is mostly contrast and bright colors. Via ARTnews:
They found that the infants generally looked longer at the artworks that the adult participants had rated more highly for pleasantness, with van Gogh’s Green Corn Stalks achieving the highest shared preference.
The team then tried to pinpoint what aspects of van Gogh’s paintings most interested both infants and adults. They determined that babies looked longer at paintings with more variation in brightness and colors, and adults tended to rank those same paintings more highly.
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