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Grazia Pulvirenti, Renata Gambino, The paradox of Romantic ekphrasis. Metacritic discourse, perception and imagination in art descripti


Ekphrasis is a text genre based on the intertwining of visual and verbal features, involving the processes of both reading, and priming a visual image or a related action. We argue in this study that...

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Per Aage Brandt,

Music and the abstract brain


Year: 2002
Disciplines: Aesthetics; Fine Arts;

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The beauty of music and the pleasure it gives us are both extremely pervasive across cultures and very difficult to explain. But there are reasons to believe that music and emotion are neurally interrelated through gesture and imaginary body schemas. Musical perception and performance may be at the origin of human language and symbolization; the esthetics of singing, playing and dancing creates symbolic meaning, which creates abstract thinking. The pleasure is preserved all the way up. Keywords: Mental spaces, Rhythm, Beauty, Neuroesthetics, Music

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