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Children's Art

  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

Artists, art educators, and researchers have long believed that art reveals much about humanity, as visual culture is an important aspect of civilization. Researchers such as Georges-Henri Luquet, Viktor Lowenfeld, Jean Piaget, Howard Gardner, and Rudolf Arnheim have long believed that children's drawings reflect and contribute to cognitive and emotional development. As a result, early art education often focused on promoting the development of self in children. Besides the sheer pleasure in creating art, children's drawings seem to ...

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