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Canonical Figures and the Recognition of Animals in Life and Art

Dobrez, Livio; Dobrez, Patricia


Is there a particular perceptual modality, i.e., a way of seeing rock art figures (zoomorphs and anthropomorphs) which involves simple recognition and is distinguishable from the recognition of these same figures in other contexts? Such a modality would be prioritized by evolution and would depend on elements of a figure and/or of perception which make preliminary identification easy and rapid, for example, typical or dominant views, salient features, pars pro toto processes, visual...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino. Boletin
DOI: .4067/S0718-68942014000100002


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