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ERIC Number: EJ875584
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3541
Image as Insight: Visual Images in Practice-Based Research
Marshall, Julia
Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, v49 n1 p23-41 2007
"Art practice as research" casts artmaking as inquiry--as a particularly experiential and constructivist process of learning in which imaginative synthesis and creative image making are ways of constructing knowledge. This article explores how artmaking functions as research through the creation of visual images, especially images that picture concepts, to create new insights and transform perceptions. It follows a path from mental images that mediate conceptualization in the mind to visible images in the world that shape thought in the social realm. To do this, it takes an interdisciplinary approach, exploring concepts from cognitive science, metaphor theory, and the sociocultural theory of mind, and presenting relevant examples from science and art to explain those concepts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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