Arts Everyday Living: Self-Isolation & Art–A Magical Window–Painting with Your Eyes and Mind

As many of us are changing our everyday lives, spending most of our time at home, we might want to view its spaces in a new way.  For instance, how about a favorite window?

 

THE MAGICAL WINDOW

PAINTING WITH YOUR EYES AND MIND

 

So think beyond your windowsill and its artificial barriers……the prospect changes and transforms everyday, never the same, and you are its painter, if not with your hands, then with your eyes and mind: morning, evening, or mid-afternoon, throughout the four seasons.*

 

Adolph von Menzel (1815-1905), View from a Window in the Marienstrasse, 1865, gouache over chalk, Oskar Reinhart Foundation, Wintethur, Switzerland

 

*Excerpt from The Art of Contemplation in Through an Artist’s Eyes: Learning to Live Creatively by Joan Hart.

Repost of blog from 2016.

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