aesthetic experience

   or æsthetic experience
   Experience of intrinsic features of things or events traditionally recognized as worthy of attention and reflection, such as literal, visual, and expressive qualities, which are studied during the art criticism process. Also spelled esthetic. Also see frisson and edge.

Glossary of Art Terms. 2014.

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