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Tuesday, Jun 21, 2011
by PopMatters Staff
by Tom Jacobs
Miller-McCune (14 June 2011)

“A study of 9-month-old babies found they prefer the brighter paintings of Picasso to the subtle shadings of Monet…. Taste in art is, of course, highly subjective. Personality, education and the norms of one’s culture all influence why one person craves Kandinsky while another has a crush on Kinkade. But what about babies, whose minds have yet to be shaped by any sort of cultural indoctrination? Newly published research finds they prefer the imagery of Pablo Picasso to the impressionism of Claude Monet.”


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