See "appreciate and appreciation".The introduction of basic principles of visual literacy ? especially the means to analyzing form without reference to subject matter, symbolism or historical context ? to general audiences for the purpose of enhancing their enjoyment of works of art. Most contemporary art critics and art historians shy away from this term, disparaging art appreciation as demanding too little serious thought. Art educators must be forgiven for providing young students an easily digestible introduction to art. Nevertheless, given the poor reputation of art appreciation, any program of sophistication would better introduce students to art production, along with art in context and as inquiry: aesthetics, art criticism, and art history.Also see iconoduly.