What are we to make of Belgian artist George Minne’s solitary kneeling youth and how might contemplating this work illuminate something of our own condition? You notice the little card doesn’t help us much.
Art for Introverts was a wonderful success!
We came, we saw the art, together we made sense of it all and left with new insights and one specific actionable thing to do to make more space in our lives for peace and the delights of art to get in.
What people had to say:
- Seeing a piece of art can correct things in the mind. Things being emotional and interpretations of life.
- I was drawn to very contemplative pieces, reminding me I need to take more time for myself.
- I’m going to take five minutes every morning to sit in silence before I start my routine.
- Before class, I was hoping for insights to enable me to have a greater appreciation of art. I learned that doing exactly this-stopping and actually making and taking the time to immerse myself in the world of art, but the very act of appreciation is brought about.
- Looking at that moon jar with as many facets reminded me that life is like that too, made of many facets, so I’m sad, some happy and that a good life is made of all of those things.
- Definitely I was able to look at art for the first time and pick out the feeling it spoke to in me, rather than just liking how it looked. I’m going to go outside and sit and watch the scenery this week intentionally, to relax and take it all in.
- This was so wonderful. It was like taking a little mini vacation right here in my home city. I definitely would do more of these. The combination of the art, the people in our group and the way you taught was amazing. A real get-a-way!
Schedule for new events coming soon.
Once voted one of the most popular pieces of art in the world, “The Song of the Lark,” by Jules-Adolph Breton, 1884, this image of a young woman standing in the field, may evoke an array of different emotions perhaps even confusion.
What a way to make of her?
Is she sad and resigned or quietly hopeful?
What can she offer us for our own struggles at the beginning of each day?
Come solo or with a friend. It’s going to be a lot of fun but space is very limited, so grab yours now.
See you at the museum!