TAMARA de Lempicka

I love the story of Tamara de Lempicka.

She appeals to many female fans and feminists alike for her contributions to challenging the pompous nature of society throughout North America and Europe at that time, behaving in a way which was highly unusual at the time for any female.

Below is the trailer for the documentary in progress about painter Tamara de Lempicka

Trailer – Tamara from Amy Harrison on Vimeo.

The revealing power of ART

This scene from the Alienist, The Angel of Darkness, displays vividly the revealing power of the ART.

Antony Hopkins on Life

Anthony Hopkins has been one of my inspirations, a silent genius. He is not a star but a humble actor who strives to convey a message and tell a great story through his art. Apart from being one of the greatest actor of our time, he is also a philosopher who contemplates on Life and what is beyond the ‘visible’ world: the Dreamlike nature of Life.

He is talking with passion about moving beyond your comfort-zone and live life to the fullest. Just keep on going! 🙂

Anthony Hopkins – What’s The Meaning Of Life | One Of The Most Eye Opening Speeches

The courage to be creative

Give yourself permission to be creative | Ethan Hawke

Reflecting on moments that shaped his life, actor Ethan Hawke examines how courageous expression promotes healing and connection with one another — and invites you to discover your own unabashed creativity.

“There is no path till you walk it,”

he says.

Art Therapy Empowerment

Art provides many opportunities to express ourselves and help us make sense of the complex world around us.

Ann E. Lawton believes that

art has the potential to heal, transform and empower individuals and communities.

As a Registered Art Therapist, she has worked with inmates, domestic abuse survivors, young adults with depression and anxiety, addicts and individuals with cognitive impairments.

Why Art is important?

Katerina Gregos is convinced that contemporary art has an important role to play in society, as one of the last frontiers of free expression …

All art is quite useless – Oscar Wilde

Art is an unnecessary necessity! Think about that!

Which kind of art is more formative, the one that is sold for millions of dollars to billionaires or socially and politically engaging art? 

As an example, let’s have a look at the Russian avant-garde –  a large, influential wave of avant-garde modern art that flourished in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, approximately from 1890 to 1930. 

 

 

 

Art can heal

An account of a 17 year old girl’s recovery from depression and mental healthy with the help of ART.

On a personal note

When I was a university student, I was going through a lot of challenges and difficulties. Among many, I had to learn to study and to retain information; I had to sustain myself so I had a full time job along with my full-time school schedule; I had a boyfriend who was engaged to somebody else; and my family was too dysfunctional to give me any support.  I was under immense amount of stress and I could hardly keep my head above water. I was in love with a married man and I was depressed. Any familiar?

I was under immense amount of stress

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