The multimodal experience of artThe multimodal experience of art
Faculty of Arts. Philosophy
Centre for Philosophical Psychology
The British journal of aesthetics. - London
52(2012):4, p. 353-363
University of Antwerp
The aim of this paper is to argue that our experience of artworks is normally multimodal. It is the result of perceptual processing in more than one sense modality. In other words, multimodal experience of art is not the exception; it is the rule. I use the example of music in order to demonstrate the various ways in which the visual sense modality influences the auditory processing of music and conclude that this should make us look more closely at our practices of engaging with artworks.