In 2021, on the occasion of the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri’s death, the Trieste members of the GTA (Society for Gestalt Theory and its Applications) offered a series of online, monthly “excursions”, held in Italian, on the “question of the language” in its various aspects: linguistic, psychological, philosophical and historic-cultural. The tenth excursion was led by Laura Messina-Argenton, Senior Scholar of the University of Padua, on the topic: “The versifying of Dante and its ‘perceptual meaning’ (in the terms of Alberto Argenton)”.
Tag: psychology of art
Alberto Argenton (2019), Art and Expression:
Studies in the Psychology of Art,
Edited by Ian Verstegen, Routledge, London.
Alberto Argenton (2019), Art and Expression: Studies in the Psychology ofArt, Edited by Ian Verstegen, Routledge, London.
From the book:
Perception of expression distinguishes our cognitive activity in a pervasive, significant and peculiar way, and manifests itself paradigmatically in the vast world of artistic production.
Arte e espressione, studi e ricerche di psicologia dell’arte, published by Alberto Argenton in 2008, for the types of the publisher Il Poligrafo, was translated into English and published by the publisher Routledge, in 2019, under the title Art and Expression: Studies in the Psychology of Art. The English edition was edited by Ian Verstegen
Ian Verstegen published a new book, which further deepen the knowledge of the media theory developed by Arnheim.
VSAC 2018 (The Visual Science of Art Conference) was held in Trieste from 24 to 26 August, organizedby Rossana Actis-Grosso and Daniele Zavagno, as a satellite conference of ECVP 2018 (European Conference on Visual Perception), coordinated by Tiziano Agostini, that took place from 26 to 30 August, also in Trieste.
Pictorial continuous narratives: Perceptual-representational strategies is the title of the research by Ian Verstegen, Tamara Prest, Laura Messina Argenton, and Alberto Argenton (†) that will be presented at the symposium Representation of events and dynamic content in the visual arts, chaired by Rossana Actis-Grosso
The last article written by Alberto Argenton – Is Arnheim just a formalist? – was published posthumously in Gestalt Theory, issue 3/2015.
Alberto Argenton (2015), Is Arnheim just a formalist?, Gestalt Theory, 37(3), 219-234.
The claim often made against Arnheim that he is a formalist is a ridiculous criticism to make, as I will try to prove in the course of this article, after mentioning some of the theoretical assumptions that Arnheim makes. Furthermore, in my opinion, such a criticism is a symptom of an underlying misunderstanding which, in various guises, is apparent in the works of numerous scholars, when they refer to, analyse, or evaluate the constituent constructs (and some of them in particular) of Arnheim’s theory.
Alberto Argenton (2010), Convergences between conservation, restoration and psychology of art, in P. Iazurlo, F. Valentini (eds.) Conservation of contemporary art: Themes and issues. A didactic experience, Il Prato, Padova, 31-40. Essentially, in this...
Alberto Argenton and Giuseppe Basile (2003), Restoration and the Psychology of Art: An Occasion to Test out Cesare Brandi’s “theory of Restoration”, in G. Basile (ed.), Restoration of Scrovegni Chapel. Surveys, project, results, Skira,...