ERIC Number: ED375069
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
The Intelligent Eye: Learning To Think by Looking at Art. Occasional Paper 4.
Perkins, David N.
The characteristics necessary to looking at art thoughtfully also characterize reflective thinking. Reflective thinking directs and manages experiential thinking. Reflective art viewing counters negative thinking dispositions of hasty, narrow, fuzzy, and sprawling thought by cultivating four habits: (1) taking time to look; (2) looking and thinking broadly; (3) thinking clearly and deeply; and (4) organizing thinking and looking. These strategies produce sound thought processes. (MM)
Descriptors: Art Appreciation, Art Criticism, Critical Thinking, Discipline Based Art Education, Intellectual Development, Thinking Skills
Getty Center for Education in the Arts, 401 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 950, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1455.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: J. Paul Getty Trust, Santa Monica, CA.
Authoring Institution: Getty Center for Education in the Arts, Los Angeles, CA.