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ERIC Number: EJ856670
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4279
Creative and Aesthetic Responses to Picturebooks and Fine Art
Evans, Janet
Education 3-13, v37 n2 p177-190 May 2009
It has long been accepted that one can respond to fine art in a variety of different ways. However, it is only in the last decade or so that picturebooks have been attracting the kind of recognition that they have long deserved as art forms to be considered and responded to both creatively and aesthetically. There is a growing body of research focusing on how we can respond creatively to the illustrations in picturebooks in addition to the picturebooks themselves as art objects. There is also a growing number of author illustrators who use famous works of art as an integral part of the storyline in their picuturebooks. This article describes how one such book, "Katie's picture show," was initially used as the stimulus for some reader response work which quickly led onto more in-depth, detailed responses to fine art--Fernando Botero's art in particular. It then goes on to share the oral, written and illustrative responses of some 10 year old children, showing the creative and aesthetic links between picturebooks and fine art. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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