What´s wrong with an art fake? : Cognitive and emotional variables influenced by authenticity information of artworks.




Faculty/Professorship: General Psychology and Methodology  
Author(s): Wolz, Stefanie H.; Carbon, Claus-Christian  
Title of the Journal: Leonardo
ISSN: 1530-9282
Publisher Information: MIT Press
Year of publication: 2014
Volume: 47
Issue: 5
Pages: 467-473
Language(s): English
URL: https://muse.jhu.edu/article/555677
Abstract: 
What’s wrong with art fakes? We tested effects of art “forgery” on aesthetic appreciation and the quality of paintings in a multidimensional manner comprising cognitive and emotional variables: When naïve participants were exposed to replicas of works by renowned artists, information about the alleged authenticity status had a major effect on the perceived quality of the painting, and even on artist-associated values such as artist talent. All these variables were negatively influenced when depictions were labeled as copies compared to identical ones labeled as originals. Our findings show the importance of symbolic and personal values as modulators in art appreciation.
Peer Reviewed: Ja
International Distribution: Ja
Type: Article
URI: https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/53073
Release Date: 1. February 2022