Just a thought. Could we consider expanding this idea about "reading a work of
art" to reading any visual image in our culture?
Our world is now surrounded by visual images and it strikes me as important to
help students understand the meanings that visual images can impart.
What do you think?
Dr. Diane C. Gregory
Director, Undergraduate & Graduate
Studies in Art Education
Texas Woman's University
Denton, TX 76204
Quoting Pam <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> On the contrary. I am saying that learning to read a work of art is
> validation of the importance of what art teaches. If a student learns this
> skill early in life, what a wonderful gift the teacher has imparted.
> Not every child (or college student for that matter) has the good fortune to
> be taught these essential skills.
> I absolutely believe that the skills developed by learning to read a work of
> art transfer to skills of language arts and reading. The kicker is that is
> impossible to determine the depth of the correlation and therefore it is
> difficult to gather hard data.
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