accd’g to the beeb, i’m supposed to like the impressionists:
“Your favourite type of art is Japanese ukiyo-e.
“In the personality profile you had a high intellectualism score, which suggests you like to think about abstract ideas and have a creative imagination.
“People who are the same age and sex as you are most likely to prefer Impressionism.
“People who also score highly in your dominant personality trait are most likely to prefer Impressionism.”
an exception to the rule again. (~_^)
eh. the impressionists are okay, but not at all my fave. and i’m not really into japanese ukiyo-e, but i thought kunisada’s horse was the best painting in the beeb test. it really captured the spirit of a horse, you know?
the beeb told me that i have:
– average extraversion
– average agreeableness
– average conscientiousness
– low emotional stability
– high intellectualism
– average emotional intelligence
that seems about right except for the “average extraversion.” i’m usually classed as a wallflower and am definitely quite the introvert.
“The main findings of this experiment were that extraverts preferred abstract and cubist art relative to more representational forms like Impressionism and Japanese art. There are theories of extraversion that suggest introverts crave less external stimulation than extraverts, and these results back up theories of this type. It’s likely that, for many people, more modern paintings tend to have a higher visual impact than traditional forms or art, which are more widely accepted as the norm. Of course, the impact a piece of art has on an individual can never be predicted.
“The opposite was true for agreeableness. People who were more agreeable tended to prefer Impressionism and Japanese art, whereas people who were less agreeable liked what you might call more challenging art – Abstract, Cubism, Islamic and Renaissance. Intellectuals – those open to new aesthetic experiences – tended to avoid Impressionism, possibly because it was too familiar.”
previously: artsy fartsy stuff
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