The Philosophy and Psychology of Visual Art
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    The Philosophy and Psychology of Visual Art

    I was wondering if anyone could recommend any books that talk specifically about the philosophy and psychology of visual art. This could refer to symbolism and iconography, it could talk about visual aesthetic and why we find some things more attractive than others, or anything else related to the subject. I've read Art and Fear which touched loosely on the subject, but not in great depth, and quite a few of Huxley's books and essays touch on the subject as well. Furthermore, most of the art history classes I've taken have spoken a little about these kind of things. Other than that we had a brief lecture and a handout on the "Psychology of Color" in my color theory class that was rather unsatisfactory. I wish my school had a specific course like this but alas!

    I think Jung has a book on symbolism, which would probably be a good place to start. Recommend books, essays, and lectures, please!

    Last edited by OldJake666; February 1st, 2012 at 09:18 PM.
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