Anastasiia Tkachenko. Artistic Image as a Key Concept in Aesthetic Education.

(2016) Science and education, 12, 63-67. Odessa.

Anastasiia Tkachenko,
post-graduate student,
Department of Pedagogy,
South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University named after K. D. Ushynsky,
26, Staroportofrankivska Str., Odesa, Ukraine



The issue of essence, structure and functioning of artistic image is considered to be of key importance not only in art but also in aesthetic education. Any image is a fragment of the real world (which has come in view of consciousness, become its stimulus and has been internalised by it) is a fact of consciousness, the ideal form of its essence. There is no aesthetic reflection of reality, no artistic imagination and creativity without artistic images. Thus, the article is aimed at analysing the concept of artistic image in art within the framework of aesthetic education. The following characteristic features are peculiar to the artistic image in classic concepts of this phenomenon interpretation: synthetism and approach integrity, focusing on the main functions of artistic image (cognitive, assessing, educational, aesthetic, etc.); determination of the following interrelated factors in the artistic process: reality as a source, gifted artist as an active creative origin, a piece of art as an artistic value, artistic value interpretation, and critical comprehension as a result of the creative process. The key concept in personality’s aesthetic culture conceptualisation is a phenomenon of artistic image and its ability for productive imagination. The aesthetic function of artistic image is closely related to its educational one. It is considered as the main means of ideological and aesthetic impact of art on human mind, feelings and will. It prompts their ideological and emotional attitude towards the reflected phenomena and their conscious reality changing. Artistic image is also considered as a unique form of aesthetic world learning, whereby its material and sensual character, integrity, specificity is being saved, as distinct from science, which is presented in a form of abstract concepts. Thus, aesthetic image is a core concept for different kinds of arts, a unique way of reality cognition in the system of aesthetic personality education.


artistic image, art, aesthetics, aesthetic idea, aesthetic education.




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