My blog’s concept: Art as Therapy

This art blog is inspired by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong’s book “Art as Therapy“. The book introduces a new mindset in looking at art. It argues that we should use art as a form of therapy to improve our personal life experience, find answers to our questions, help us solve our problems. Art can help us to be good persons, and even push us to improve as a society.

With this approach, it does not matter whether you know much about the life of the artist, the philosophy behind the style or the historical background of the motive. You do not need a sign next to the painting, telling you what to think and feel. The important part is what you see in the artwork, what it makes you feel and how it can help you.

Alain de Botton introduces seven functions of art in the therapeutic sense: Continue reading “My blog’s concept: Art as Therapy”

APPRECIATE – the colours of autumn

Autumn is the time when the warmth dissipates and rains and winds sweep away the last traces of summer. Plants wither and trees start losing their leaves. Before they cast them off, though, they break out into a joyful array of bright colours. Their leaves take on all shades of yellow, orange and red – warm colours reminiscent of the lost warmth of summer. Continue reading “APPRECIATE – the colours of autumn”