For best results see abstract artworks after watching a horror film

Tuesday, 13 March, 2012

Abstract artworks tend to take on new meaning as far as people who have just watched a horror movie beforehand are concerned.

The main result is that participants who’d watched the scary video clip tended to rate the art as more sublime than did participants in all the other conditions. By contrast, ratings given by participants in the other conditions didn’t differ from each other. This suggests fear plays a special role in the sublime experience of art. Arousal may have played a lesser part – across conditions, participants’ arousal scores correlated with their sublime ratings of the art.

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Great horror movie posters from the last 100 years

Thursday, 17 December, 2009

A collection of horror movie posters dating back to 1922.

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Rather ghoulish these images of mystery and imagination

Thursday, 3 September, 2009

A collection of morbid though quite intriguing manipulated photo images with horror and fantasy themes.

Via Ample Sanity.

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