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child art

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Psychology.

Children's drawings are often very beautiful. As the article about them in The Oxford Companion to Art says, ‘The art of children is not a vehicle for the greatest expression ...

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complementary colours

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Psychology.

Any pair of colours that produce white or grey when mixed in the correct proportions. There is an infinite number of such complementary pairs, but the following typical examples can be read...

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Kris, (Walter) Ernst

E. H. Gombrich.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Psychology; Art Education. 841 words.

Kris, (Walter) Ernst (1900–1957), art historian and psychoanalyst, was born in Vienna on 26 April 1900, the son of Leopold Kris, a lawyer, and his wife, Rosa. Precocious and prolific, he...

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Marston, William Moulton

Geoffrey C. Bunn.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting; Psychology. 1179 words.

Marston, William Moulton (09 May 1893–02 May 1947), psychologist and comic book creator, was born in Cliftondale, Massachusetts, the son of Frederick William Marston, a wholesale merchant,...

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rebus

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Psychology.

A puzzle in which words are represented by combinations of pictures and individual letters; for instance, apex might be represented by a picture of an ape followed by a letter X.

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Rosen, Ismond

Henry R. Rollin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Psychology; Sculpture and Carving. 1565 words.

Rosen, Ismond (1924–1996), psychoanalyst and sculptor, was born on 2 August 1924 in Johannesburg, South Africa, the son of Harry Rosen (1880–1956) and his wife, Dora Zelda, née Goldstein...

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Weber-Fechner law

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Photography and Photographs.

Another name for Fechner's law, Fechner himself having called it Weber's law, acknowledging the contribution to its development of the German psychophysiologist Ernst Heinrich Weber (1795–...

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Wissler, Clark

Frank A. Salamone.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Psychology; Conservation, Restoration, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1170 words.

Wissler, Clark (18 September 1870–25 August 1947), anthropologist, museologist, and psychologist, was born Clarkson Davis Wissler in Wayne County, Indiana, the son of Benjamin Franklin...

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