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The Aesthetic BrainHow We Evolved to Desire Beauty and Enjoy Art$
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Anjan Chatterjee, MD

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199811809

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199811809.001.0001

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Conceptual art

Conceptual art

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(p.143) Chapter 5 Conceptual art
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The Aesthetic Brain
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Anjan Chatterjee

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199811809.003.0021

Consider five conceptual artists, such as Serrano, Gonzales-Torres, Antoni, Porte, and Calle, and their art. Each of these artists received attention and notoriety. Their kind of art has been called conceptual, postmodern, avant-garde, cutting edge, or emergent. The average person looks at this artwork in bewilderment and asks, why is this art? We can ask, how should scientists think about such art? Such art poses a challenge for scientific aesthetics.

Keywords:   conceptual art, Serrano, Gonzales-Torres, Antoni, Porte, Calle

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