Coming Up: Slow Art Day

Trying something different – how about looking at Art slowly?
How much time do we actually ‘look’ at a painting and really try to figure out it’s meaning and how it makes us feel?
Amazing blog post by Culture Gold Coast 🙂

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Slow Art Day

11 April 2015

UQ Art Museum

In Art as Therapy, philosopher Alain de Botton joins art historian John Armstrong to investigate the core of art’s purpose: its ability to make better versions of ourselves. They argue that as well as inviting a deeper knowledge of our inner selves, art allows us to explore and develop who we are by helping us to overcome our chronic fear of the unfamiliar and to live more fulfilled lives by inviting the unknown.

The authors are scandalised by the fact that every day, citizens leave museums and exhibitions feeling underwhelmed and wondering why the anticipated transformative experience had not come to pass. Unfortunately there can be barriers to true engagement with art, when patrons do not look for long enough or are unable to forgo their personal intimidation to truly appreciate it. However, through slow and unabashed appreciation of art, forgoing…

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