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Frontiers in Art Research, 2023, 5(4); doi: 10.25236/FAR.2023.050403.

Exploring Memory—An Exploration of the Relationship between Childhood Experience and Artist's Art Creation


Zhengwei Tao

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Zhengwei Tao

School of Art and Design, Hechi College, Hechi, China


The artist's route of artistic growth is determined by early experiences in their life, particularly those from their childhood. The many childhood experiences that an artist has might have a significant influence on his or her own work. This essay examines the impact of childhood experiences on artistic creativity from three angles: the impact of early life experiences on the subject matter, the impact of early memories on the artistic style, and the impact of early development experiences on artistic inspiration. The experience gathered in the cognitive and psychological processes of experience as the major body is the source of creativity, and the retrospection of experience with emotional colour is also a source. Childhood experience serves as the foundation for art creation. Therefore, art creation can be said to be an expression of personal experience, a sublimation of personal experience.


childhood experiences, memories, artistic creations

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Zhengwei Tao. Exploring Memory—An Exploration of the Relationship between Childhood Experience and Artist's Art Creation. Frontiers in Art Research (2023) Vol. 5, Issue 4: 12-15. https://doi.org/10.25236/FAR.2023.050403.


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