The Generation and Evolvement of Ideas in the Lifeworld of Artists and the Practice of Their Art: Implications for Education

Kellow, Amanda Lee (2005) The Generation and Evolvement of Ideas in the Lifeworld of Artists and the Practice of Their Art: Implications for Education. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


How artists develop their ideas has been envisaged as a mysterious and intriguing

process, difficult to understand or emulate. The "mystery" of how art ideas evolve has carried through to education, where students and teachers may view the introduction of how to formulate ideas as an unachievable task. Art educators have recognised the investigation of how artists think through the progression of their own practice as being an important aspect of understanding the evolvement of art ideas,

and have advocated that approaches to teaching and learning should be grounded in such artistic thinking. This study was based on the notion that it is important for research to give insights into the differing ways visual art ideas are constructed and to also identify the influences that may impact on this process. Through researching the formulation of art ideas over time in influential contexts, a revealing picture of the process of art idea evolvement emerged. The findings of the research are

presented as qualitative categories of description based on the participants' own

knowledge and lifeworld experiences as artists.

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ID Code: 16043
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Hawke, David & Wright, Susan
Keywords: age and artists, art practice and reading, artists’ ideas, collections, idea formation, ideas, influence of people on art practice, interaction of materials, journals, literature and art practice, market factors and ideas, recording art ideas, self-assessment, studio and ideas, travel and artists’ working process
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Department: Creative Industries
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright Amanda Lee Kellow
Deposited On: 03 Dec 2008 03:55
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2011 19:42

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