On the Perception and Depiction of Three Essential Characteristics of Objects



The article focuses on three types of perceptive characteristics which represent single soltd objects and can be used as their depictions. These characteristics are the following: 1) typical contours, 2) eyespots, and 3) central axes. The paper briefly discusses the role of these characteristics in recognising depicted objects, in defining their form and spatial orientation from the perspective of art traditions and historical development of art.

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Keywords: art, picture recognition, typical contours

Journal rubric: Psychology of Art

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Deregovski J.B. On the Perception and Depiction of Three Essential Characteristics of Objects. Kul'turno-istoricheskaya psikhologiya = Cultural-Historical Psychology, 2008. Vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 83–94. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Jan B. Deregovski, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, Scotland



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