The ‘masterpiece’: a social or neural phenomenon?

Onians, John (2016) The ‘masterpiece’: a social or neural phenomenon? World Art, 6 (2). pp. 187-201. ISSN 2150-0894

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Abstract

The article reconsiders current assumptions about the social framing of the concept of the masterpiece. By showing that one of the earliest masterpieces from the cave of Chauvet is principally the product of non-conscious neural processes, and especially neural plasticity and neural mirroring, and hardly influenced either by social context generally or by verbal exchanges in particular it opens a new approach to an old issue.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: masterpiece,neuroscience,art,neural plasticity,neural mirroring
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art, Media and American Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Art History and World Art Studies
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2016 16:00
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2020 00:44
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/57267
DOI: 10.1080/21500894.2015.1116463

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