Petrenko V.F., Korotchenko E.A., Suprun A.P. (2011). Research on Language of Perception Still-Life as a Visual Aphorism. Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, 4, 467-494



This article describes a categorical structure of perception of still-life painting. Analysis is done on the system of visual opposition elements in still-life. A still-life is considered a “perceptual statement about the world”, and a “visual aphorism”. The research is based on such methods as: semantic spaces constructing and their transformation at introduction of additional elements in still-lifes. It also gives full analysis of an interpretation of complex images and understanding of types of still-life as a visual hermeneutics.

About the authors: Petrenko, Viktor F. ; Korotchenko, Evgeniya A. ; Suprun, Anatoly P.

Themes: Psychology and culture


Pages: 467-494

DOI: 10.11621/pir.2011.0031

Keywords: categorical structure, language, image, symbol, art

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