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Title:
Eye Tracking Based Analysis of Effects of Motif Composition on Imressions of Paintings
Author:
Yuka Nojo: Graduate School of Global Information and Telecommunication Studies, Waseda University, Japan
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Year:
2014
Conference:
KEER2014. Proceedings of the 5th Kanesi Engineering and Emotion Research; International Conference; Linköping; Sweden; June 11-13
Issue:
100
Article no.:
072
Pages:
861-875
No. of pages:
15
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2014-06-11
ISBN:
978-91-7519-276-5
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Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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The presence of pictures that people recognize as great beyond the borders of cultural differences over 100 years could suggest that such paintings would have certain aesthetic elements in common; and if people are able to recognize them through a shared sense of beauty; it might be able to study what kinds of properties influence people’s evaluation of paintings. This paper investigates influences of motif compositions on impressions of pictures. In the first experiment; participants were asked to answer their impressions of the printings using two kinds of rating scales: information rate scale and semantic differential scale; where “symmetry”; “complexity” and “order” are defined as the elements of “beauty”. Results showed that these three perceptual features influence strongly on people’s impressions. However; this experiment poses some questions. Do participants sense the existence of the golden ratio from motif composition? In recognizing that the ratio had been broken; did their impressions change as a result? Do their impressions change according to degrees of symmetries of motif; no matter if the golden ratio exists? To find answers to these questions; we conduct the second experiment to analyze the relationship between motif compositions and gaze movements detected by an eye-tracking system.

Keywords: Beauty of Paintings; Motif Composition; Golden Ratio; Eye-tracking

KEER2014. Proceedings of the 5th Kanesi Engineering and Emotion Research; International Conference; Linköping; Sweden; June 11-13

Author:
Yuka Nojo
Title:
Eye Tracking Based Analysis of Effects of Motif Composition on Imressions of Paintings
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KEER2014. Proceedings of the 5th Kanesi Engineering and Emotion Research; International Conference; Linköping; Sweden; June 11-13

Author:
Yuka Nojo
Title:
Eye Tracking Based Analysis of Effects of Motif Composition on Imressions of Paintings
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