Issue 21:2 | June 2001 | Art & Childhood
Art & Childhood
Guest editor: Felicity Fenner. The depiction of children in art has steadily diminished in recent decades as attitudes to childhood itself have changed. The influence of child art on modernism has not been adequately acknowledged, and contemporary art shows a huge debt to notions of children's play, games and adolescent pastimes.
Children are now being considered in museums as audience and also as guides for the public. Art by young people is exhibited in hospitals. Spotlight on new research into autism and artistic ability.