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Rhode Island School of Design

Embodied Knowledge: Emotions in art

A resource guide for finding information on perception, the senses, cognition, and emotions as expressed through art







Remedios Varo, Simpatia, 1955
Oil on masonite, private collection

Emotion expressed art & design

Browse these categories in the RISD/ATH catalog:

Emotions as expressed within an art discipline

How does one find information about emotions as they apply to a discipline?

How do I find information about emotional responses to an architectural space? Or to color? Or light?

These types of writings can be found by locating the subject name of the discipline, then locating the subheading, psychological aspects

Architecture - psychological aspects

City planning - psychological aspects

Clothing and dress - psychological aspects

Design - psychological aspects

Industrial Design - psychological aspects

Interior Architecture - psychological aspects

Painting - psychological aspects

Emotion & imagery

The Tate has categorized its collection beyond the traditional paths of artist or title-based searches.

Locate artists and artworks by emotion.

Open the Refine Results column to explore artworks by Subject then Emotions. Type in an emotion into the search box to find like artworks. Examples: happiness, or sadness