Category: Psychology of Art

It’s An Acquired Taste: How Knowledge Drives Aesthetics | Arthur P. Shimamura Ph.D.: Psychology Today

“Bebop, abstract art, sushi…people often say that it takes time to appreciate such things—that they are acquired tastes. Psychologically speaking, what does it mean for something to be uninteresting or even distasteful at first but then with time, gain in appreciation? In art, many styles when first encountered looked so perverse that their very status…