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Nyfikenhet i relation till konstnärlig process och presentation
University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Ädellab/Metal.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The curious nature of humans has been the puzzle of psychologists, philosophers and scientists since the time we began to use those terms. Why are we curious? Why do we behave the way we do and why? The span of views on curiosity covers all. From being viewed as part of our animalistic nature and compared to instincts, to be viewed as a virtue to scientists and the reason behind why we explore space. Behaviorists tried to define it as an innate drive and some say that it has a crucial role in our ability to learn and understand. The science around curiosity reached its peak in two separate waves during the 1960s and 1970s and modern psychology has been revolving around the views defined by those two waves of popularity since then. I find that through art history, psychology has been a popular theme but where is the discussion on curiosity? There is a vast amount of work regarding how an object or environment can stimulate curiosity in a human to the point where an object can actually manipulate and change the behavior of a human being. In this essay I focus on the link between curiosity and art. What actually happens in the head of an art viewer when he goes to an exhibition? And how has artists and galleries been working with these mechanism?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 16 p.
Keyword [sv]
nyfikenhet, konstnärligt arbete, konstnärlig process
National Category
Art History
URN: urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-175OAI: diva2:408302
Educational program
Jewellery + Corpus (Ädellab/Metal, Master)
Fine Art
Available from: 2011-04-06 Created: 2011-04-04 Last updated: 2012-05-07Bibliographically approved

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