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Cultural-Historical Psychology

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 1816-5435

ISSN (online): 2224-8935


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On the Perception and Depiction of Three Essential Characteristics of Objects 920


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

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.

Keywords: art, picture recognition, typical contours

Column: Psychology Of Art

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