International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

The Effect of Religion on the Illustrations and Images of Arab Children
Mohamad Sadeg Shaban

The purpose of this study is to present the effect of religion on the illustrations and images of Arab children that can be grounded in art teaching. The method used in this study is visual ethnography. The researcher attended art classes in one of the private primary schools in Al Ain, UAE (United Arab Emirates), where the data composed using the narrative transcriptions, interviews with the children to gather insightful information and interpretation of the meaning projected by the children. Also an actual drawings and photos of the artwork where collected along with the observation of the art production for two months. There were 400 illustrations collected. An analysis of the art works of children from grade1 and 2 resulted in the notion of three types of illustrations of religious understanding: 1) Realistic, practical and typical religious practices subjects. 2) Imaginative and inspired illustrations. 3) Personalized and customized illustrations. This study is interpretative.

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