EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Art for A New Consciousness, Art for A New Humanity: An Empirical Investigation of Aesthetic Effect of Kamran Khavarani?s Paintings

Parisa Amirmostofian () and Simin Mozayeni ()
Additional contact information
Parisa Amirmostofian: NONE
Simin Mozayeni: SUNY New Paltz

International Journal of Social Sciences, 2016, vol. 5, issue 1, 27-46

Abstract: Our hypothesis is that Khavarani?s painting style, Abstract Romanticism, combines artistic elements that impart positive effect on viewers? psyche. Our data encompass survey of 318 viewers? responses, recorded in six Likert scales. We used Random Group Design to administer and organize the data. Our estimation results, using the Friedman, Mann-Whitney and Kruskal-Wallis tests, produced ?2 values, which confirm our hypothesis with 95-100% confidence. We conclude that Khavarani?s paintings impart positive effect on viewers? psyche. In a future study, we?ll report that such effect is independent of viewer?s age, gender, and their base mood. We invoke Vartanian and Skov (2014): When our subjects viewed Khavarani?s paintings, they ?maximized the utility of the moment? and ?disengaged? from their external world. We recognize that as experiencing meditative joy.

Keywords: Khavarani; Abstract Romanticism; Meditative Effect of Painting; Behavioral Economic (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C35 C90 Z11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
References: View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations View citations in EconPapers (2) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
https://iises.net/international-journal-of-social- ... blication-detail-443
https://iises.net/international-journal-of-social- ... etail-443?download=2

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:sek:jijoss:v:5:y:2016:i:1:p:27-46

Access Statistics for this article

International Journal of Social Sciences is currently edited by Klara Cermakova, Tana Kubatova

More articles in International Journal of Social Sciences from International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Klara Cermakova ().

 
Page updated 2018-10-03
Handle: RePEc:sek:jijoss:v:5:y:2016:i:1:p:27-46