Did you know The Slow Art Day is a global art movement meant to change your mind!? Oh, yes! You may even feel butterflies..
"Many people don't know how to look at art, and love art, and therefore are disconnected from it!”- Phil Terry, American actor and The Man who started this...
Because sometimes things take time to absorb, and when looking at art some may go straight to thinking what the meaning behind it is without taking the time to connect with the piece.
Many details and feelings are lost in the process of rushing! Phil Terry thought of the idea when he spent hours at the Jewish Museum in New York focusing on two abstract paintings by Hans Hoffman and Jackson Pollock.
1. Effervescence, 1944 (Hans Hoffman) by Rocor
The movement helps focus on art the way it should, by observing a painting or sculpture.... for at least 10-15 minutes. After viewing the piece, it's encouraged to have a discussion with your group at the end about the experience everyone had during that time.- As it should!
The impact? This moved many museums and galleries all over the world to participate and host events to set the intention on fire. Every year during the month of April, events strongly focus on The Slow Art Day for an entire day! Bringing back the joy and emotion we are meant to feel!
We dare you to be a part of the Slow Art Day and change your perception of art any day of this Month. Go out and try something new! Art is meant to be loved by you in all the right ways.
Through this movement we ensure your ART experience in this life outgrows.. there is always something meaningful in art.- That connection!
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Summary taken from Wikipedia on Slow Art Day Research.
Inspiration from BBC News Article: https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-47699001