It's a question that has so often been on the lips of art lovers: how, and to what extent, is your taste in art a reflection of your personality?
It seems many casual and committed collectors alike agree the art they collect says at least something about the kind of person they are. A survey of 2,000 people conducted by the Affordable Art Fair found one-third of fair visitors regarded art as the best way to enhance the mood of a room and express their personality.
However, despite the extensive research that has been undertaken over the years into the link between artistic preferences and human personality, few hard conclusions have been reached - except that there does, indeed, seem to be some kind of link.
What have other studies said about art and personality?
In one especially oft-cited study, Goldsmiths College and University of London researchers discovered admirers of Impressionism tended to be more agreeable and conscientious, but lacked openness compared to fans of Cubism, who were generally more extroverted.
Many of you may support such findings on the basis of your own anecdotal experiences - after all, if there's any modern artistic movement that could be described as 'agreeable', it is surely Impressionism, with its usually gentle colours and harmonious painterly sensations.
In comparison, a Cubist work would come across to many of us as much bolder and starker, with more sharply contrasting, angular elements.
A fascinating online study by the BBC
Such conclusions would appear to be supported by another intriguing initiative in recent years, the BBC's Art and Personality experiment, which took the form of an online test asking people to view and rate paintings, in addition to answering personality questions.
Dr Stian Reimers, the psychology expert behind the experiment, grouped abstract art with Cubism, suggesting that, "If you like a party, you may prefer abstract paintings."
According to Reimers, the findings indicated a tendency for extroverts to prefer works by artists who didn't attempt to paint reality, or at least not to the extent the Impressionists did.
Can we draw definite conclusions from the studies?
The short answer is: no. After all, as Reimers also pointed out, while some previous research had pointed to modern art being more popular with extroverts than introverts, other studies had found the opposite pattern.
As much as many of us would love to be able to nail down certain artistic style preferences from one personality type to another, the truth is, the only way to really know how a certain person will respond to a certain artwork is to expose them to it...and watch the results.
Many more studies into the relationship between art lover and exact artistic preferences will doubtless continue to be undertaken, but in the meantime, that old saying, "beauty is in the eye of the beholder", will continue to reign supreme!