Media Technology MSc

MSc Thesis


Title

Whether You Like Art or Not; Short Essays on the Liking of Modern Art

Student(s)

Hanna Schraffenberger

Year

2011

Abstract

Personal observations made in art museums, galleries, museum shops, ta the dentist's office and on the Internet serve as a starting point for a series of short essays exploring the liking of modern art. Questions such as whether bad art can be liked are raised — answers to reactions like "My kid could have done that!" are given. The influence of technology, perceived effort and skill, viewing context and understanding of the creation process on the liking of art is explored in an entertaining way.

Full Reference

Hanna Schraffenberger, "Whether You Like Art or Not; Short Essays on the Liking of Modern Art", Master's Thesis for the Media Technology programme, Leiden University (The Netherlands), 2011