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2. Empathy and Communication through Art

Marinela Rusu
Published Online: 2017-03-17 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/rae-2017-0018


Art is one of the finest means of shaping the personality, of access to aesthetic and moral values of society. The paper presents some of the elements of communication through art, in the double sense of this process, from the artwork (creator) to the viewer, but also from the viewer to the work of art and creator. The key-element of this dual process is the empathy, the ability to feel the emotional states of others. It develops within a set of personality traits, including: emotional intelligence, emotional feelings diversity, cognitive skills, along with motivation and personal ideals. Art is a medium of communication but also an element of developing a general receptivity to the world and its authentic values.

Keywords: art; communication; empathy; creativity; art receptor; aesthetic judgment


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Published Online: 2017-03-17

Published in Print: 2017-03-02

Citation Information: Review of Artistic Education, Volume 14, Issue 1, Pages 139–146, ISSN (Online) 2501-238X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/rae-2017-0018.

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