Arquivos Brasileiros de Psicologia
versão ISSN 1809-5267
REIS, Alice Casanova. The esthetic experience from a phenomenological point of view. Arq. bras. psicol. [online]. 2011, vol.63, n.1, pp. 75-86. ISSN 1809-5267.
This article focuses on the aesthetic experience as an experience based on the perception of the senses. The work is developed through a social psychology study based on phenomenology, particularly from Merleau-Ponty and Dufrenne points of view. The aesthetic experience is conceived as a mode of relationship mediated by the perception of an aesthetic object. Several aspects involved in aesthetic experience are analysed: sensitive and relational dimension; how the subject and the (aesthetic) object relate in the experience; the embodiment of the aesthetic experience; the question of intentionality in aesthetics; the aesthetic experience of Nature. We conclude that there is an ontological significance in the aesthetic experience as it takes shape as an opening to the new by contact with the otherness, thus promoting in the subject a new outlook on reality. At the end, the relevancy of this study to Social Psychology is pointed out.
Palavras-chave : Aesthetic Experience; Perception; Otherness; Social psychology; Phenomenology.