Art stimulates our emotions, and science backs this up. We react to art with surprise, mirth, familiarity, horror, curiosity, wonder, revulsion….you name it. Art also stimulates our intellect. Many times, what we know about a work, is reflected in our reaction to a work.
Reading/Viewing Material on Arts and Emotions
Optional Introductory Video – Beauty and the Brain
Introductory Article – Science Shows the Fantastic Effect of Art on the Brain and Body.
Google Image search of “Art and Emotion Quotes”
Art and Emotion -Wikipedia Article
Article on art, emotions and intellect by David Kessler
Article – Brains Scans Reveal the Power of Art