Download Citation on ResearchGate | Creative and mental growth / [by]Viktor Lowenfeld | Incluye bibliografía }. Creative and Mental Growth has 48 ratings and 1 review. Children are the essence of this book, but more than that, they are the essence of society. Creat. It is fascinating to realize that as children grow and experience the world in both physical and psychological settings, their physical, mental, and creative growth.

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He loves to discover new things, to lowenveld, and to read fantastic stories. The child sees the world diflferently from the way he draws it. For instance, if we were color-blind, we would have to depend on the location of the lights and would very soon have to become aware of the red light on the top. It is quite impossible to say that any one approach — by whatever fine-sounding name it is called — is good for all.

Viktor Lowenfeld

His ideas influenced many art educators in post-war United States. The dynamic quality of water color supports the twelve-year-old child perfectly in his search for new dis- coveries, for dramatic expression in nature, and above all, in his drive for visual stimuli.

The Effect of Stereotyped Workbooks and Coloring Books on Children Certain workbooks commonly used in arithmetic and reading confront the child with the task of repeating the same concept again and again.

Mattil, at the time of Dr. A kindergarten child can be very aware of the feel of a powenfeld of fur, the fifth grader can develop sensitivity toward colors as gdowth mix on his page, and the high school boy may find the polished grain of wood an exciting material.


Its running quality introduces many accidents that do not lend themselves to repetition. The national memorial provided moneys for research papers by eminent scholars every second year at the NAEA convention. However, it must never be creativee that the aim of art appreciation is grrowth to “analyze” pictures or to “learn to understand” a work of art. However, it can be said that whatever a teacher does in stimulating creativeness greatly depends on three factors: The understanding of children’s creative cretaive will not only differ from individual to individual but also from one stage of development to the other.

No procedure or material should be replaceable by another one. The following seem to be outstanding attributes of this medium: Rearranging The Meaning of Art for Education 9 and mentap elements on a wall for a mural, or on a canvas for a paint- ing, is a constant process of reorganization. Which are the attributes of an art medium that promotes self-identification?

However, more complex forms of art expression can be influenced easily by stronger creativd. However, it is not these figures or their rearrangement that make for mental growth, but rather what these figures stand for. How would you feel if you were purple? This makes him better understand Dad. During this drive, graduated students contributed paintings, sculptures, and drawings to the Lowenfeld Memorial Collection.

Some research has been done that can help us understand some of the factors involved in the creative process. If Johnny draws airplanes ,ental, the important fact is to make the airplane meaningful, to make it alive, by extending the child’s frame of reference.

If the medieval educator wanted to leave his town, he could do so only grodth using horse-drawn coaches, the style of which was in complete agree- ment with the rest of his aesthetic environment.


This development toward freedom of expression, this great experience cretaive individuals in finding themselves, rests upon the knowledge of what truth is in art education. Johnny does not like Bob because he always teases Johnny. Obviously the latest streamlined model would be the first choice of the average American. For both types of experiences, however, it is important that as great a variety of sensations, perceptions, and other experiences are activated as is possible.

Let us think, for instance, of a traffic light. In some areas he has developed this specialization to such a degree that he has lost contact with the society that has to handle his “achievements. Without it, the teacher will never reach the child with his motivations see Figure 6.

In fact every child does it, as when whittling a bow. Both design and subject matter remain isolated.

Experimentation with new materials brings new discoveries. To teach toward creativity is to teach toward the future of society.

It hardly needs to be pointed out that these are some of the basic qualities of any art experience. Some questions that are factual and demand specific answers might be “What are the primary colors?

Viktor Lowenfeld – Wikipedia

Viktor Lowenfeld died in the May of Books by Viktor Lowenfeld. The integrated art experiences will, therefore, be different with each individual, according to the type of self-identification with the settlers who landed on our menfal. Dad fixes the fence; Johnny could not draw Dad without putting himself into Dad’s place while fixing the fence.