The National Gallery 5 Minute Guided Meditation

Guided meditation is a form of meditation that involves a guide who leads the practitioner through a series of visualizations and relaxation techniques. The purpose of guided meditation is to help the practitioner achieve a state of deep relaxation and focus, which can lead to a variety of physical and mental benefits. During a guidedContinue reading “The National Gallery 5 Minute Guided Meditation”

A Taste for Impressionism At National Galleries Scotland

The remarkable story of how Scotland became home to one of the world’s greatest collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art is explored in this film to accompany The National Galleries’ big summer 2022 exhibition, A Taste for Impressionism | Modern French Art from Millet to Matisse. While I was unable to see this exhibition inContinue reading “A Taste for Impressionism At National Galleries Scotland”

Can Art Be Good for You?

Art has been shown to have a positive impact on our well-being. Studies have found that engaging in creative activities, such as painting or drawing, can reduce stress and anxiety levels. Art therapy has been used to help individuals cope with mental health issues, such as depression and PTSD. Creating art can also improve cognitiveContinue reading “Can Art Be Good for You?”

John William Waterhouse “Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May”

British Pre-Raphaelite artist John William Waterhouse explored, in this painting, the theme of roses, early summer and fleeting moments found in the 17th century poem, “To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time” by Robert Herrick. There are two painting with the title, “Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May”. It is a lovely scene, holdingContinue reading “John William Waterhouse “Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May””

Still Life: Bouquet of Roses by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

If you paint the leaf on a tree without using a model, your imagination will only supply you with a few leaves; but Nature offers you millions, all on the same tree. No two leaves are exactly the same. The artist who paints only what is in his mind must very soon repeat himself.” Pierre-AugusteContinue reading “Still Life: Bouquet of Roses by Pierre-Auguste Renoir”

A Bar at the Folies-Bergère by Édouard Manet

Édouard Manet’s last painting. Édouard Manet’s last painting was A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, completed in 1882, a year before his death. Édouard Manet’s painting, A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, depicts a bustling bar scene in Paris during the late 19th century. The painting is known for its intricate detail and use of light andContinue reading “A Bar at the Folies-Bergère by Édouard Manet”