Describing Aesthetic Experience: Creating a Model

Andrea Weltzl Fairchild
1991 Canadian Journal of Education  
university As part of a large research project on visitors' response to and benefits from museum experiences, this study considered different paradigms of aesthetic experience. Applying various models, it analyzed transcripts of adults' remarks during their visit to a fine arts museum. Three of the models are empirical, and two come from a developmental perspective. Research shows that age and exposure to art are significant factors in aesthetic response. A fourth, theoretical model charts
more » ... l model charts individuals' sequences of responses. Having assessed these models, I propose an alternative model that incorporates some features of the theoretical model into the empirically constructed ones.
doi:10.2307/1494877 fatcat:lzy3qp3uljeqhoegkc7e6fc3le