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The Relationship Between Modern Art and Children's Painting in the Context of the New Visual Perception Theory


İzmir Katip Çelebi Üniversitesi, Sanat ve Tasarım Fakültesi, Temel Sanat Eğitimi Bölümü, İzmir, Türkiye

Art and Interpretation 2023; 1: 71-81
DOI: 10.5152/AI.2023.221342
Read: 629 Downloads: 197 Published: 30 March 2023

Art has been the only shelter for artists against the alienation that came with Modernism, which covers a hundred-year period between 1860 and 1960. In modern art, instead of classical art rules, it is seen that the surface, form, and color are given importance in painting with the desire to reach the new, and basic forms gain value in line with the desire to reach the essence. However, children's pictures have broken these rules as an innate feature. However, children's pictures have broken these rules as an innate feature. Recognizing that children paint objects as they perceive them, not as a representational reality, and that they follow a very original way while doing this caused children's paintings to be a source of modern art. Along with modern art, Manet deferred form by chasing light in the open air and did not refrain from deforming Cezanne forms with the help of geometric forms. The forms used in modern art, where the depth is reduced to two dimensions on the surface, are no longer imitating nature. For painters who chose the path of conveying their spiritual experiences and pure emotional intensities by moving away from the reality of the world seen in modern art, children's paintings included a unique and rich visual language that took them to a metaphysical universe. The aim of this research is to emphasize the effect of children's paintings on modern art by revealing similarities between children's paintings and the works of artists such as Gris, Kandinsky, Klee, Cezanne, and Chirico, who are among the important names of modern art.

Cite this article as: Dilmaç, O., & Dilmaç, S. (2023). The relationship between modern art and children’s painting in the context of the new visual perception theory. Art and Interpretation, 41(1), 71-81.

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