The Art of Seeing

monthly sessions held on a Thursday evening

7-8pm UK time via Zoom

with Mary Attwood

The Art of Seeing – overview

We know how to read a book and get lost in the  world of the imagination, and we allow ourselves to be moved emotionally and viscerally by music, but have we lost our visionary capacity when it comes to engaging with works of art?
In these monthly sessions, one work of art becomes our focus and attention as we explore it in a deeper and more meaningful way. Different frameworks are applied to help guide us in getting to know the image – and ourselves – better.
 By slowing down and taking time with each work of art, we are able to relax and un-wind, observe detail, character, emotion, gesture, atmosphere, nuances and subtleties presented through the image that are simply not possible from rushed or fleeting glances. When we spend longer than a few minutes looking, we are also able to engage more embodied responses which include imagination, visualisation, contemplation, meditation and reflection, all modalities of knowing and seeing that are just not attainable from a rational mode of looking.
Space will be created for you to share what you see, perceive and feel as well as learning a little about the context of each work of art.
These sessions are £10 per person. 

For the next Art of Seeing session click here 

You can also find previous sessions here https://maryattwood.com/the-art-of-seeing/

 

BIOGRAPHY

Mary Attwood is an art historian, author, mentor and business creative with a particular interest in the ways in which our perceptions of art can awaken us to a deeper, embodied dimension of being we have lost in our post-modern age. She is a founding member and co-director of the Centre for Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred, and co- founder and director of Channel McGilchrist. She holds a BA (hons) in the History of Art from London University where she followed her passion to study Italian late medieval and renaissance art and architecture, while also pursuing her interest in Eastern philosophy, qualifying as a teacher in yoga, meditation and mindfulness, and co-authoring two books published by Watkins. She holds an MA with distinction in Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred. She believes that the ways in which we engage with art can alter perceptions and consciousness and help us meet the complexities of modern living by offering a renaissance of humane and sacred values.

 

 

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