ERIC Number: ED370857
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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Aesthetic Preference for Human Figures.
McWhinnie, H. J.
This study reports descriptive and correlational data relative to the aesthetic preferences for the human figure on the Salkind Art Preference Test (SAPT). The study is an example of the descriptive aesthetic method in which methods, descriptive statistics, and factor analysis are employed to explore the relationships among specific works of art as measured by the aesthetic preferences of the college undergraduate student in history of design survey course. The most consistent pattern of preference was a negative correlation for a highly complex Duchamp painting with the more representational slides used in the Salkind Art Test. The patterns of preference obtained in the data are discussed in terms of the objective characteristics of the works of art themselves. Implications of this research are reported for the teaching of design history and for problems of assessment of discipline based art education (DBAE). The descriptive method can be used to explore preference relationships among specific works of art. The document includes seven tables. (Author/SG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Discipline Based Art Education; Salkind Art Preference Test