Artistic expression and peace of mind
Last week, we talked about how DJs provide the soundtrack to people’s emotions. While this is the case for music, it is also important to say that all art forms have strong ties with emotions. Today, we are exploring another important one: painting. We’ll see how it is related to telling stories involving our emotions, as well as how meditation can enhance creative energy in the effort of sharing emotions in painting. At the end of this article, we’ll introduce a brand new experience on our platform. Obviously, it combines the benefits of both painting and meditation.
Art as a tool for expressing our emotions
If you had to define the biggest element that all artistic forms have in common, what would you say? Some people argue that art has to be beautiful, but this is obviously extremely subjective. A more accurate description would be that all artistic works are meant to trigger an emotional reaction in the eyes of those seeing them.
For painting specifically, this is achieved through the use of visual stimuli. Colours, shapes, patterns and textures all convey messages once artists put them together on a canvas. Through their own sensitivity, people will then be able to analyze how these visual elements make them feel. For example, warm colours like red, orange and yellow usually produce very different feelings than cold colours such as blue and green.
While all artistic movements throughout history are meant to trigger emotional responses, one in particular is specifically focused on portraying subjectivity: expressionism. This artistic movement born in Germany in the 20th century presents the world only from a subjective perspective. It does so by distorting elements radically in order to emphasize moods and emotions. Expressionist paintings are thus powerful vehicles to convey strong emotional messages.
Meditation & Creativity
Just like any other art form, painting requires a certain degree of creativity. While creative endeavours can be attained in a number of ways, it is always best to attempt creative projects with a clear and open mind.
A good solution to help being in the right state of mind may well be meditation. Clearing our head of superfluous parasite emotions can truly be life-changing for an artist. It can notably help them to get the best out of their creative potential. According to research, mindful and regular meditation boosts resilience, regulates emotions and allows for a more positive outlook on tasks.
While this research was initially made to assist people in the workplace, we can easily apply positive creative energy to purely artistic activities such as painting. In the context of expressionist painting, the regulation of emotions can improve the quality of sensitive messages conveyed by the artist.
Combining meditation and expressionist painting with a professional
What if I told you that you could easily experience the creative benefits of meditation on learning expressionist painting? We’re very happy to welcome our host Rosi Di Meglio on our platform.
After completing a double bachelor in Fine Arts, finding her purpose thanks to meditation and exhibiting her works in Vancouver and Montreal, Rosi is hosting her own experience! Titled “Expressionist Painting and Meditation”, it will allow you discover this unique combination. You’ll learn how meditation can help you express what you want to say through painting. Wait no more and book your experience now by clicking here!
As always, we’d love to hear from you! Are you familiar with expressionist painting? Has meditation helped your creativity? Get in touch with us in the comments section below or at firstname.lastname@example.org.