Office Discussion: Rineke Dijkstra

The topic of discussion this evening in the RxArt office contemplated how children relate to artwork. Unlike adults, whose defenses and filters barricade their ability to freely express their emotional condition, children are not afraid to expose exactly what is going on in their mind while viewing art.

Watch this work by Rineke Dijkstra (2009) (click on the hyperlink to view the video) about a group of school children who are viewing Picasso’s Weeping Woman, 1937. Laugh, cry, and relate to the thoughts that these children ingeniously share.

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Photos Courtesy of ArtObserved

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