Tuesday, March 29, 2016

catharsis

An excerpt from a book I'm reading...
Museums and galleries remain among the few oasis that can deliver what has become increasingly rare in our world: the opportunity to disconnect from our hyperconnected lives and experience the feeling of wonder. Museums are where we go to commune with the permanent, the ineffable, and the unquantifiable. And it's an especially rare, and thus precious, experience in our technology-besieged lives. Maxwell Anderson, the CEO of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, describes a museum's mission as providing visitors with "resonance and wonder…an intangible sense of elation—a feeling the a weight was lifted." Or as my fellow countryman Aristotle put it: "catharsis."
–from "Thrive" by Arianna Huffington

I need to go to more museums and galleries!
 This original 8"x8" oil painting is available, unframed, for $125. Click to Bid