Hatice Nilüfer Süzen


Aesthetics as a discipline studies the nature, content, value and origin of art. The term ‘aesthetics’ originates from the Greek words ‘aisthanesthai’ (to hear, to perceive) and ‘aisthesisi’ (emotion, sense). Art depicts beauty when it reproduces the beauty in nature. Amongst the tasks of aestheticians when studying the universal structure of art is to propose theories. The theory of art explains the reason for accepting objects or events as art by presenting proposals to determine the common features shared by all works of art. The contribution of the interaction of different disciplines to the artistic activities and art views of students should be ensured. In this sense, we will attempt to find an answer to the question ‘How can we benefit more from “aesthetics” in the education of art?’ Our aim is introducing the concept of aesthetics to individuals and enable them to develop the skills to read art and works of art by employing theories of art in relation to art and aesthetics. More than the quality of education, aesthetic and theoretical knowledge increase the level of appreciation for life; not only do they serve as guides to life, but they also create positive changes in one’s social life. The art of aesthetic education in society can create positive effects while making the more common sought after. This should be the aim of aesthetic education. Aesthetic education, aesthetics and art theory can realise the relationship between understanding the artistic expressions of aesthetic judgement ability to reveal the value of expression skills and gain a critical perspective and targeting knowledge to ensure that the individual can produce work of art. Perspective is the creation of aesthetic thinking and problem-solving ability, while imagination is the primary goal for the improvement of education. In this context, we will try to answer the question of how we can benefit more from ‘aesthetics’ in art and aesthetic education in order to introduce the concept of aesthetics to individuals and provide them the ability to read art and works of art by employing art theories in the relationship between art and aesthetics.


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