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The psychology of art is an interdisciplinary field that studies
the perception, cognition and characteristics of art and its production.
Art is considered to be a subjective field, in which one composes and views artwork in unique ways that reflect ones experience, knowledge, preference and emotions. As the piece of art progresses during the creative process, so does the artist. Both grow and change to aquire new meaning. The "aesthetic attitude" is important in viewing art because it allows one to consider an object with ready interest to see what it suggests. However, art does not evoke an aesthetic experience unless the viewer is willing and open to it.
Cognitive psychologists use the terms "bottom-up" and "top-down" when processing art. "Bottom-up" refers to stimulus processed by the visual system into colours, shapes, patterns etc. "Top-down" refers to conceptual knowledge and past experience of the particular individual. Bottom-up factors include abstract vs figur