St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo (Bulgaria)
Abstract. This article reflects the views of its author on the importance of perception of art in its integral wholeness in the process of developing pedagogical interaction with children contributing to their personal and social development. Here, the focus is on the integration of pedagogical technologies with means of art; and visual art, knowledge of art, and artistic and visual skills acquired are enriched through the application of integral pedagogical-methodological technologies. Based on the research done by the author in the period from 1992 to the present, a methodology for visits to museums and galleries has been developed, which can be of help to teachers and parents. Indicated is one of the ways in which purposefully selected works of art, perceived by children in galleries and museums, can stimulate creative activity, imagination, and fantasy and help children build and express their identity.
Keywords: аrtistic image; perception; gallery; museum