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?”

National Galleries Scotland: A Hidden Van Gogh Self-Portrait

Happy New Year!  2022 was an extraordinary year for artistic endeavours and discoveries.   July 2022, Vincent Van Gogh’s Hidden Self Portrait caused a media sensation. I can only imagine the shock and excitement at the National Galleries Scotland with the discovery of a hidden Vincent Van Gogh self portrait behind the painting of HeadContinue reading “National Galleries Scotland: A Hidden Van Gogh Self-Portrait”

National Galleries of Scotland: What Makes Art Iconic

A few weeks ago, I read the headline that the UN agency warned the pandemic could force closure of 1 in 8 museums worldwide. The article went on to say that studies conducted by UNESCO and the International Council of Museums (ICOM) indicate that 85,000 museums (which include art galleries) around the world had toContinue reading “National Galleries of Scotland: What Makes Art Iconic”