You like or dislike a work of art…
What emotion does it bring about in you? How do you describe that emotion?
Discuss it with three elements: sensation, reason and emotion.
*what you saw -and heard- (sensation),
*what ideas it gives you (reason),
*and how the work of art and your understanding of it make you feel (emotion).
See the chart below, Robert Plutchik will help you, promise!
Robert Plutchik’s Wheel of Emotions says that the basic eight emotions
Fear → feeling afraid. Other words are terror (strong fear), shock, phobia
Anger → feeling angry. A stronger word is rage.
Sadness → feeling sad. Other words are sorrow, grief (a stronger feeling,
for example when someone has died) or depression (feeling sad for a long
time). Some people think depression is a different emotion.
Joy → feeling happy. Other words are happiness, gladness.
Disgust → feeling something is wrong or dirty
Trust → a positive emotion; admiration is stronger; acceptance is weaker
Anticipation → in the sense of looking forward positively to something
which is going to happen. Expectation is more neutral.
Surprise → how one feels when something unexpected happens.
What emotion does it bring about in you?
Thank you Dr. Geoff Bowe for the course “Philosophy of Art and Aesthetics”