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  1. Art Therapy | Healing

    VISUAL ART AND ARTS THERAPY FOR HEALING Abstract Studies have revealed positive evidence of the use of art therapy programs and visual artworks to facilitate the healing process of patients and staff in healthcare facilities. These researchers have highlighted a strong link between the content of the images and their impact on the reactions of patients to pain, stress, and anxiety. In this regard, hospitals are choosing artworks based on the positive evidence recorded. As a result of the contribution art has, in the provision of a better healing environment for patients, staffs and service users, this article is a literature review that highlights the results of various researches on cancer patients and a pilot study, which explores the effective use of visual arts and art therapy programs in healthcare facilities. The objective is to create a foundation for further investigations into the subject of healing with visual art and other art therapy programs in health care. Furthermore, a pilot study was conducted at the Near East hospital to evaluate the visual arts used within the hospital interior. INTRODUCTION Research has shown that there has been a rapid awareness and global increase in the issue of healing environment in recent years (Anantha, 2008). Generally, the whole idea of the healing is centered on the fact that the quality of the hospital environment can make a great difference in the recovery of patients (Altimier, 2004). Ulrich advocated that a patient in a hospital ward with a view of trees and landscape will have a quick recovery compared to one facing a view of a plain wall (Ulrich, 1984). Similarly, artists and professionals in the healthcare sector have the perception that art may have positive benefits in the healing process and healthcare in general. There has been evidence of the increasing display of artworks, with themes of natural images, which have positive effects on health outcomes. These effects ranges from decreased anxiety in patients, increased tolerance to pain and reduced periods of stay in hospitals (Staricoff & Loppert, 2003). Likewise, Florence Nightingale in 1859, affirmed the relevance of art in hospitals, which raised issues that are highly useful today. Moreover, she believes that beautiful objects of various forms and colours that are not often appreciated, sometimes have as much physical effect, as regular forms and colours have on us (Nightingale, 1859). Studies conducted in recent years, supported the notion that paintings and other forms of visual art can facilitates patients healing process. Furthermore, the result of these researches reveals that there is an association between images in a piece of art work and the positive impacts they have on patient’s response to traumatic pain, anxiety and stress (Landro, 2014; Nanda et al. 2012; Ulrich, 1999). As such, the use of artworks in hospitals has now been highly prioritized so as not to be seen as ordinary decorations for boring corridors and rooms. The use of art interventions as a positive distraction is significantly recognized for the rehabilitation of hospital occupants. On the other hand, positive distraction has been defined as an environmental factor that promotes positive energy or feelings of individuals without exposing them to any form of stress, as such, taking the person's mind off his or her worries (Ulrich et al., 1991). To further buttress this fact, a study has shown that patients with breast cancer, testified adverse reduction in anxiety during chemotherapy sessions when exposed to a view of a virtual realistic display of underwater sights (Hickman et al., 1992). History of Art in Healthcare Visual art as a western tradition started in ancient Greece, where architecturally-pleasing halls known as Asklepiea encouraged a sense of calmness and health for patients. The spaces were designed in a way that permits patients to participate in the treatment programs often drawn in their dreams by the god Asklepios. This treatment with dreams later became archaic with the development of modern medicine and the establishment of monolithic faiths in Europe. (Cork, 2012). However, the aesthetically pleasing traditional Athenian hospitals in the fifth century, which was forgotten for a long period was revived in the fourteenth century in Siena (Baron, 1996). Founded in the cathedral in Siena, the Spadale DI Santa Maria Della Scala was a space used to accommodate traveling pilgrims to the various shrines in the city. By 1100, it had expanded from its original use and had started serving the population of Siena as a hospital for the treatment of illnesses. A frescoes, painted by Simone Martini in the fourteenth century, which depicted a Marriage of the Virgin and the Return of the Virgin to the house of her parents, were commissioned by city officials to be displayed in the hospital.
  2. Hiroshi Yoshida | Landscape painter / printmaker Hiroshi Yoshida / 吉田 博 (September 19, 1876 - April 5, 1950) was a 20th-century Japanese painter and woodblock printmaker. He is regarded as one of the greatest artists of the shin-hanga style, and is noted especially for his excellent landscape prints. Yoshida travelled widely, and was particularly known for his images of non-Japanese subjects done in traditional Japanese woodblock style, including the Taj Mahal, the Swiss Alps, the Grand Canyon, and other National Parks in the United States. Biography Hiroshi Yoshida (born Hiroshi Ueda) was born in the city of Kurume, Fukuoka, in Kyushu, on September 19, 1876. He showed an early aptitude for art fostered by his adoptive father, a teacher of painting in the public schools. At age 19 he was sent to Kyoto to study under Tamura Shoryu, a well known teacher of western style painting. He then studied under Koyama Shotaro, in Tokyo, for another three years. In 1899, Yoshida had his first American exhibition at Detroit Museum of Art (now Detroit Institute of Art). He then traveled to Boston, Washington, D.C., Providence and Europe. In 1920, Yoshida presented his first woodcut at the Watanabe Print Workshop, organized by Watanabe Shōzaburō (1885-1962), publisher and advocate of the shin-hanga movement. However, Yoshida's collaboration with Watanabe was short partly due to Watanabe's shop burning down because of the Great Kanto earthquake on September 1, 1923. In 1925, he hired a group of professional carvers and printers, and established his own studio. Prints were made under his close supervision. Yoshida combined the ukiyo-e collaborative system with the sōsaku-hanga principle of "artist's prints", and formed a third school, separating himself from the shin-hanga and sōsaku-hanga movement. The Yoshida family legacy The artistic lineage of the Yoshida family of eight artists: Kasaburo Yoshida (1861-1894), whose wife Rui Yoshida was an artist; their daughter Fujio Yoshida (1887-1987); Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950), their adopted son, who married Fujio; Tōshi Yoshida (1911-1995), Hiroshi's son, whose wife Kiso Yoshida (1919-2005) was an artist; Hodaka Yoshida (1926-1995), another of Hiroshi's sons, whose wife Chizuko Yoshida (b. 1924) and daughter Ayomi Yoshida (b. 1958) are artists. This group, four men and four women spanning four generations, provides an interesting perspective in looking at Japanese history and art development in the turbulent 20th Century. Although they inherit the same tradition, the Yoshida family artists work in different styles with different sensibilities. Toshi Yoshida and the Yoshida family have used the original Hiroshi Yoshida woodblocks to create later versions, including posthumous, of Hiroshi Yoshida prints. Prints created under Hiroshi Yoshida's management with special care have a jizuri seal kanji stamp. The Hiroshi Yoshida signatures vary depending on the agents and time of creation. Hiroshi Yoshida prints sold originally in the Japanese market will not have a pencil signature or title in English. Hiroshi Yoshida / 吉田 博 (Kurume, 19 settembre 1876 - Tokyo, 5 aprile 1950) è stato un incisore e pittore Giapponese. Noto per le stampe raffiguranti suggestivi panorami e soggetti non giapponesi, tra cui il Taj Mahal, le alpi svizzere e il Grand Canyon, è considerato tra i migliori rappresentanti del movimento Shin-hanga. Biografia Hiroshi Yoshida, nato Hiroshi Ueda, nasce il 19 settembre 1876 nella città di Kurume, nella prefettura di Fukuoka dell'isola di Kyūshū. Mostra presto un'attitudine al disegno, stimolata dal suo padre adottivo, un insegnante di pittura alla scuola pubblica. All'età di 19 anni viene inviato a Kyoto per studiare sotto la guida di Tamura Shoryu, un noto insegnante di pittura occidentale; successivamente trascorre altri tre anni a Tokyo sotto gli insegnamenti di Koyama Shotaro. Yoshida organizzò la sua prima mostra al Detroit Museum of Art (ora Detroit Institute of Arts) nel 1899. FOR MORE SUCH ARTISTS AND ARTWORKS FOLLOW SUJITH PUTHRAN
  3. Saint Ignatius Church

    From the album Digital works

    Digital work 4961 x 7087 px, 300 ppi 2018

    © J. Van de Perre

  4. Wassily Kandinsky | Abstract /Expressionist painter Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc, 1911 By this time, according to his reminiscences, he had lost much of his early enthusiasm for the social sciences. He felt, however, that art was "a luxury forbidden to a Russian". Eventually, after a period of teaching at the university, he accepted a post as the director of the photographic section of a Moscow printing establishment. In 1896, when he was approaching his 30th birthday, he was forced to choose among his possible futures, for he was offered a professorship in jurisprudence at the University of Dorpat (later called Tartu), in Estonia, which was then undergoing Russification. In what he called a "now or never" mood, he turned down the offer and took the train for Germany with the intention of becoming a painter. In 1921 he founded the Russian Academy of Artistic Sciences. But by then the Soviet government was veering from avant-garde art to Social Realism, and so, at the end of the year, he and his wife left Moscow for Berlin. Wassily Kandinsky a Venezia, anni 30 FOR MORE SUCH ARTWORKS & ARTISTS' FOLLOW SUJITH PUTHRAN
  5. Nguyen Tuan, 1963 | Figurative sculptor

    Nguyen Tuan, 1963 | Figurative sculptor Born in Vietnam, Nguyen Tuan experienced the fall of Saigon in 1975, survived a failed escape attempt from his native land in 1988, witnessed the death of his close friend in the same escape attempt, and was then cast into a concentration camp. Almost miraculously, he escaped the camp and fled to the United States where he became captivated with sculpting. In 1995, Tuan Nguyen received his fine art degree from the Art Institute of Southern California in Laguna Beach, CA. > The Vietnamese master sculptor Nguyen Tuan is internationally known for his seemingly "weightless" figurative sculpture merging Western techniques with traditional Eastern values. He has coined the term "existential balance" to bring emphasis to the importance of balance to human existence. Tuan Nguyen has received the Gloria Medal* from the National Sculpture Society (New York), a medal designed by C. Paul Jennewein and bestowed upon a young artist in Jennewein's memory for a meritorious body of work as determined by the luminary board of the Society. In 2006, Tuan received the Gold Medal* for Sculpture from the California Art Club for his work “Rendezvous”. Among his most notable public installations are the Vietnam War Memorial in Westminster, California, the heroic sculpture of Saint Therese in Mobile, Alabama, and the extensive public collection of his works at the Plaza in Orlando, Florida. Tuan’s latest project is the creation of a Vietnamese Refugee Memorial. Tuan’s works can be found in the permanent collections of the Pasadena Museum of Art and the White House. FOR MORE SUCH ARTWORKS AND ARTISTS' FOLLOW SUJITH PUTHRAN
  6. Abstract christmas tree impression!

    Hallo,my name is Stefan from All day impressions. I am an all day artist, i am focusing on all day impressions. This includes things that can happen in all day life and can be seen in all day life around the world!Usually i am doing this art for my own, presenting it to a few people, but sadly the most people in the world aren't focussing on the lovely details in life! Enjoy one of my Christmas impressions here..My motto: IMPRESS My ArtByte Wallet: AQ6KqU3WqKLqN6zvrFCFrZbHvntS11ex1f
  7. Restaurante con ojos de gato ediciones

    Hello this my art book work. http://rogeditorial.blogspot.com.co/?m=1 Enjoy. Ab1w31pKATTWnwMFBzq2qZ7pwFrFnAQmke
  8. Imagined Insects Camouflaged as Star Wars Characters by Illustrator Richard Wilkinson UK-based illustrator Richard Wilkinson created a series of fantastical insects based on the most famous Star Wars characters. It’s easy to imagine these incredibly life-like renderings truly existing as creatures crawling on a planet far away, and each is given a cheeky scientific name with Latin roots that relate to its sci-fi counterparts like Roboduobus Deoduobus for R2D2 or Chaetebarbatus Bonamicii for Chewbacca. Wilkinson has previous experience creating scientifically-minded illustrations for publications like New Scientist and Intelligent Life Magazine. These first 10 illustrations titled Insects From A Far Away Galaxy are just the first set in a much larger body of work for a planned book, Arthropoda Iconicus Volume I, that will make references to other pop culture characters like Pokemon, Marvel Comics, and Disney. The pieces seen here are now available as limited edition prints, and you can follow more of Wilkinson’s work on Instagram. For more such Artists' & ArtWorks follow SUJITH PUTHRAN
  9. New Three-Dimensional Murals by Peeta

    Italian artist Manuel de Rita a.k.a. Peeta (previously) transforms static structures by painting colorful cubes and abstracted cylindrical shapes to appear as if they are floating above the surface of the wall. This technique was derived from the traditional 3D lettering he grew up painting and continues to evolve as he experiments with realistic objects, like the window that protrudes from the turquoise and purple work below. “Initially, my works only realized the sculptural quality of individual letters, namely the ones that spelled out my own moniker Peeta,” he says in an artist statement. “Progressively, the fusion between traditional lettering and three-dimensional style has given life to a unique kind of visual rhythm. Today, through my anamorphic works I redesign the volumes of any kind of surface involved, thus causing with my paintings a temporary interruption of normality by altering the perception of familiar contexts, and so raising a different understanding of spaces and, consequently, of reality as a whole.” These large-scale explorations of multiple dimensions and eye-boggling optics have been painted globally, including Guangzhou, China; Barcelona, Spain; Mirano, Italy, and more. Recently the artist wrapped up an artist residency at Jardin Orange in Shenzhen, China. You can see more of Peeta’s work, including his paintings on canvas and sculptural objects, on his website and Instagram. for more such Artists' & Artworks follow SUJITH PUTHRAN
  10. jamie lynn - .jpg

    From the album Portraits

    As the delivery man knocked, she listened. An open window next the front door was unavoidable temptation. As he stuck his head through the opening, she watched. He began to enter. Half-way, caught his trousers on a nail, awry in the sill. Wiggling to free himself, she thought of a fly; web-stuck, easy prey. Two kitchen carving knives, spider's fangs - she bit...and bit and bit and bit and bit. One was probably enough, but, you know how it is - young, American, impulsive. Like a totally cool Bowie song - just badly written.
  11. Mr. Whiskers

    From the album My Various Works

    A Certified Master Chef, Mr. Whiskers is ready to whip up any meal whenever and if-ever he ever feels like it. https://www.redbubble.com/people/monkopotamus/works/31668356-mr-whiskers?asc=u
  12. Serfijn Sein art

    From the album My art (Serfijn Sein)

    This painting was made for one of my dutch stories.
  13. The Spiderweb

    From the album Oil paintings

    oil painting, 50 x 65cm - 2018
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  15. Michael Cheval, 1966 | Playhouse of Quintessence Michael Cheval | Gina Lollobrigida's portrait “Playhouse of Quintessence” series of paintings embodies Michael Cheval ’s philosophical reflections and his attempt to express a certain phenomena via limited means. At the core of this idea lies the principle of theatrical pantomime where the language of gestures is most important. The task was further complicated b...y the artist’s restriction to use only the face (or the mask) and the hands. Michael Cheval | New Rules of the New Game Each work expresses simple and clear notions that could be conveyed in one word. However, translated into the language of art, they acquire incredible wealth of undertones and meanings. Colors, gestures, suppleness of lines, cold and warm tones, light and shadow - this is the language of art that relates it to music. This is the universal language, language of the World! The artist began conducting his first experiments over ten years ago. But only now they solidified into a clearly defined concept and a philosophical base that made it possible to unify these paintings into the single “Playhouse of Quintessence” series. The number of works that make up this collection will grow with time. Royal Tango Fleeting Echo Of the Golden Age Dodocycle II Total Zugzwang For more such artworks & Artists' follow SUJITH PUTHRAN
  16. Betta fish I - adult coloring page

    Hi, I would like to share with you some drawings that I made, they are related to my book for adults that is available on Amazon, since last year. My goal is to encourage you to take a look at my book and obviously encourage you to buy it to colour it. Here I go!: The drawing you see below, the Betta fish, was the first I did to start the colouring book. I show you here some steps of the drawing process. I drew a sketch first, drawn with lead pencil on paper. Then, I turn the drawing into digital outlines, so I get a pretty and clean figure. The next step is to achieve a more interesting drawing, attractive to draw, for which I draw intuitively scribbles and add some details to define the figure more clearly. Finally, I draw the seascape I found the most adequate for my fish. Now, the betta fish is finished, it just needs to be coloured! Thank you very much for looking at my drawings. I hope it was interesting for you If you like colouring, consider to acquire my book here. My wallet: AKgD6DN9N2YVPQ59Faa4sy5e1dMG9Z8Tm4
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