We have spent a number of recent years on a
study and a detailed research of the child’s artistic expression on a large
scale of samples. This entitles us to draw your attention to at least two very
important moments. Everything created by children from the age of 1 to 2 up to
approximately 15 years of age we can consider the child’s artistic expression.
It can be expressed either by the non-geometric forms (a figure, house, tree,
concrete scene) or also by the geometric abstract shapes (a circle, line, square,
triangle and other polygons) which express the concrete value representation.
Nowadays, modern information communication technologies have distinct influence
on children and youth. Predominance of visual information over the verbal one
is nowadays enhanced by the visual media and visual signs. In comparison with
year 2000, young people, in their artistic expression, more and more prefer
graphic symbols to verbal expressing. It is the result of onset of new
communication technologies (e-mails, chatting, text messaging). A new
phenomenon is that preschool, younger school and middle-school age do not his
paintings now only on paper, usually leave signs and pavement markings or
freely on the streets, in the sand, in nature or in digital form – computer or
in a notebook. Also on the walls of buildings and concrete fences playgrounds.
Young people make up the picture, leaving signs and symbols at all possible and
available places - the trees, the external facades, internal walls of
buildings, on school furniture. Pencil and chalk in which case confused with
markers, paint, spray and other sharp instruments. Artistic expression becomes
a durable, leave-on. Today, it is evident that the child’s artistic expression
is influenced in the socio-cultural context, multi-medially and
multi-culturally. It is changed also thanks to current trends in the fine arts.
Children do not counter these changes, they gradually use new means of
expression, change the content and the way of portraying.
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