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Canonical Figures and the Recognition of Animals in Life and Art

Dobrez, Livio; Dobrez, Patricia

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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]

dc.contributor.authorDobrez, Livio
dc.contributor.authorDobrez, Patricia
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T23:34:13Z
dc.identifier.issn0716-1530
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/69355
dc.description.abstractIs 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 "invariants" (Gibson 1979), "typical contours" (Deregowski 1984, 1995). This paper discusses some of the literature on the subject and offers its own perspective on what we term canonicals in life and in art.
dc.publisherMuseo Chileno de Arte Precolombino
dc.sourceMuseo Chileno de Arte Precolombino. Boletin
dc.titleCanonical Figures and the Recognition of Animals in Life and Art
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume19
dc.date.issued2014
local.identifier.absfor200514 - Literature in Spanish and Portuguese
local.identifier.ariespublicationa383154xPUB1999
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationDobrez, Livio, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationDobrez, Patricia, private
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage9
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage22
local.identifier.doi.4067/S0718-68942014000100002
local.identifier.absseo950203 - Languages and Literature
dc.date.updated2020-12-20T07:21:52Z
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