Aesthetic appreciation for beginning artists

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The essay provides an approach to aesthetic appreciation for the adolescent, who wants to take art as a profession. It focuses readership on Senior Secondary School. Others who want to enjoy art out of love will also find it useful. The need for this piece of investigate on has arisen due to the neglect and ambivalent attitude towards matters of aesthetic appreciation in beginners. The essay suggests that aesthetic problems cannot be solved in isolation but the total self perceptual, intellectual and emotional are mobilised to respond to the artwork. The discussion presents aesthetic appreciation as a skill, and needs be cultivated, to perceive and enjoy works of art. The youngster is recommended to start cultivating aesthetic flair by beautifying his environment, personally interact with natural objects and. finally appreciate a finished work of art. A pedagogic approach to judgment and criticism is suggested. Some colour symbolism, and prevailing concepts of beauty have also been hinted on.
A thesis submitted to the Board of Postgraduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Art Education