Emotion is described as responses to internal or external events. Emotion is an expression or reaction that is often influenced by disposition, mood, personality, temperament, and surroundings. Emotion is often a driving force behind motivation, positive or negative.
Emotional responses are often regarded as the keystone to experiencing art.The more we know about a work, and ourselves in relation to the work, the more it means. When creating art, the emotional reaction we are wanting to convey is based on the combination of different elements and principles. Emotion plays a major role in creating and experiencing art.
Rationale for Teaching
Learners experience emotion when dealing with day to day life. Everyone reacts differently to certain experiences. What is going on culturally and in our environment can affect a learner's art making. When creating art, they express their emotions through their art making with the hope that the finished product will reflect that emotion. The process of creating art can be an appropriate avenue in conveying emotion. In observing art, a learner can become aware of many things present from a work of art. They can become more knowledgeable about the artist who created it, the intentions of this art, and the life of the artist.
- Emotional intelligence is integral for interpreting and expressing emotion
- Culture and environment impact how people express and react to emotions
- Elements and principles can be used to symbolize emotion
- How can an artist manipulate the elements and principles to elicit emotion from a viewer?
- What factors influence the ways humans experience and interpret emotions?
- How can emotion be expressed and interpreted? In what ways could they be misinterpreted?