Aesthetic Education:

how art works of the 20th century influence preschool children


  • Тetiana Zhytnik Bogdan Khmelnitsky Melitopol State Pedagogical
  • Olga Kanarova Bogdan Khmelnitsky Melitopol State Pedagogical University
  • Valentyna Liapunova Bogdan Khmelnitsky Melitopol State Pedagogical University
  • Iryna Batareina Bogdan Khmelnitsky Melitopol State Pedagogical University



aesthetic education, older preschooler, art of the 20th century


In the research article, we seek to determine the importance of demonstrating works of art of the 20th century in the process of artistic and aesthetic development of a child of older preschool age, as something that is «most understandable to children». The content analysis of the works of Fauvist artists, surrealists and drawings of children of older preschool age allows us to determine the main common features of artistic images, expressive means and, most importantly, the psychological aspect of the attraction of these groups of recipients to the creation of an emotional and sensual artistic image. The main common characteristics are defined as dominant and/or strikingly contrasting colours, decorative interweaving and/or geometric shapes, a complete lack of academicism and reference to the laws of composition, violation of spatial ideas and boldness during colour selection, simultaneous use of several means of expression and their combination (compositional centre, symmetry, asymmetry, rhythm, balance, statics, dynamics, dominants, accent).


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