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How to talk with children about art?

You can read the book of art critic Françoise Barb-Gall about how to correctly talk with children about art. With its help, you can learn how to educate children in the spirit of creativity and art.

This book has been reprinted several times in France, and also translated into English. It is read with pleasure in the USA and England.

In particular, the books say that interestTo art does not appear in children by itself. But at the same time, it is not time to vaccinate him, but gradually. To convince a child to go to an exhibition or a theater, one must appeal not to reason, but to feelings. To do this, try to remember what you felt for the first time when visiting an art gallery or theater. Then tell the child about it. But do not run ahead and do not tell us what the child will see. So you can negligently deprive him of the joy of independent discoveries. When you are at the exhibition, give the child time to concentrate and think. You can tell him about the picture, about your emotions, but very little, otherwise it will distract the child. If the child did not like one picture, go with him to another one. If he subsequently wants to return to the picture, then go back and discuss it again. In doing so, tell the child about the content of this picture and ask him about the impression he received.

Do not explain the contents of the pictures in complex terms. To begin with, there will be quite the most general ideas.

That the child has good impressions fromGo to the museum, do not go there on a bad day. Going to the museum should be a holiday, so it's better to choose a warm sunny day. Going to the museum in bad weather can poison the first impressions of art.

When you come to the museum, explain to the baby how to properly behave there. Explain to him that the rules were invented in order to preserve the painting as long as possible.

When you visit the museum, go to the cafe. This will get more positive emotions.

On what first of all to pay attention of the kidIn a museum or at an exhibition? If the child is small, pay attention first of all to bright, warm colors, especially to red. You can also pay attention to contrasting colors. Pay attention to the pictures, which depict people and animals, as well as elements of the landscape (field, house, garden, village, etc.). It is best to deal with young children with pictures that are associated with everyday life. It can be the usual scenes, objects, actions. So the child will be easier to perceive the picture.

Tell us about what is depicted in the picture. Ask the child about the received impressions. Allow the child's imagination to develop - this will allow him to perceive the composition of the painting deeper.

For older children will be interestingStory about the positive and negative features of the characters depicted in the picture, about good and evil, etc. You can also tell the child about the author of the picture, his biography. Tell us about the history of this picture - why the artist wrote it at this or that period of his life. You can also talk about the technique of writing a picture. For example, there may be information about how the prospect of achieving the illusion of an unusual depth of the picture. Explain, with the help of what artistic methods the artist expresses his thoughts and feelings. For example, explain, with the help of which techniques an impression of movement in the picture is achieved, although the figures are still. It is also important to say how the power of the person in the portrait is conveyed and what gives a sense of harmony. You can talk about the meaning of the symbols used in the work.

Be sure to try to answer all the questions of the child arising from viewing pictures, performances or museum exhibits.
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