Concepts of Form are Coupled with Exciting Qualities in Language

Concepts related to form are mixed in aesthetic expressions with those related to excitement, indicating that form belongs to a mental category of less exciting things.

Thermoaesthetics
8 min readMay 5, 2022

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Fernand Léger’s “Contrast of Forms.” Photo from Wikipedia. Public domain.

“From bodies various form’d, mutative shapes.”

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Thermoaesthetics

A concept of aesthetic complexity based on universal animal preferences for mixtures of simple, more and less exciting physical and psychological opposites.