Weird People Make Better Artists, Research Finds

artist: misc date: 02/07/2014 category: general music news
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Weird People Make Better Artists, Research Finds
An interesting study led by psychologist Wijnand van Tilburg of the University of Southampton researched the extent to which can artist's appearance and personality impact the viewer's perception of his art.

Funnily enough, the given extent is quite great. AsĀ Telegraph reports, one of the experiments saw the researchers introducing participants to a fictitious artist called Stefansson, showing them one of his two possible portraits.

The first portrait depicted a fairly ordinary man in his twenties, while the other one featured a man of the same age who "had half-long hair combed over one side of his head" and "had not shaved for several days."

Possibly an expected result, but the crowd preferred the scruffy Stefansson, proving that the rebellious, bohemian vibe still works as an attention grabber among the art crowd. Researchers further indicate that such image proves we are attracted to the "sincerity" of artists.

The study concludes that the prior knowledge of artists' appearance and character simply cannot be ignored while judging their work. As the article points out, it "unconsciously affects the way we view their work."

Were you ever drawn toward musicians by their appearance or personality? Or the other way around - were you ever put off?
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