Can viewing art reduce stress?

Can viewing art reduce stress?

By Paul Panckhurst There’s evidence that looking at paintings can reduce stress and anxiety. A researcher wants to know if this phenomenon can help surgery patients heal. Pablo Picasso once said, “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”...
Will COVID quieten Beethoven’s big birthday?

Will COVID quieten Beethoven’s big birthday?

By Nancy November The 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth would surely be loud, public, monumental, teleological, triumphant, heroic—like the music of the man himself. Right? Wrong, on both counts. Along with other Beethoven scholars, students, performers and fans,...
Why do people steal art? 🔊

Why do people steal art? 🔊

The recent heist at the Green Vault within the Dresden Castle in Germany has been speculated to be one of the largest art heists in history. City officials and experts consider the loss to be “priceless” and a “cultural loss”, while the media...
Is graffiti art?

Is graffiti art?

Ron Kramer speaks to Julianne Evans. Ron Kramer speaks to Julianne Evans about graffiti art and his unconventional weekend side-line in commissioned graffiti, writing under a pseudonym. Splashing a dark alley with colour, turning a blank wall into a talking point;...