Look longer, discover more! Most gallery visitors spend between six and ten seconds with an artwork before moving on. 'Slow Looking' is a museum-originated practice that advocates slowing down and deliberately paying extended attention. The benefits of focussing without distraction are obvious; new ideas, meanings and solutions will present themselves. Certainly a simple counter-reaction to our rapid and distracted information age, but also a return to a more human, grounded and joyful way to live. Slow looking can begin with artwork, but the practice can extend into everyday life, training our awareness and focus, opening us up to new moments of discovery, pleasure and joy.
For more information on Slow Looking, visit: https://www.tate.org.uk/art/guide-slow-looking
Michael Findlay22,50 € 20,92 €
Frances Ambler9,99 € 9,29 €
Shari Tishman34,99 €
Rob Walker12,99 € 12,08 €
John Berger8,99 € 8,36 €
Arden Reed24,00 €
Americans, on average, spend between six and ten seconds with individual artworks in museums or galleries-hardly time enough. But how, in our culture of distraction, might we extend attention? Slow Art models sustained ways of looking, through encounters with various media both present and past-including photography, painting, sculpture, "living pictures," film, video, digital and performance art-even light and space. Works by Diderot, Emma Hamilton, Oscar Wilde, Jeff Wall, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Andy Warhol, and Richard Serra, among others, shape a new and distinct aesthetic field. But rather than a collection of objects, slow art is participatory-it directly engages beholders to bring artworks to life. Against current orthodoxy, Arden Reed argues that, for contemporary viewers, the contemplation of slow art is akin to religious practices during the ages of faith.
This book presents the works of 19 contemporary painters that share a common stance now identified as 'Slow Painting', both in its creation and its apprehension by the viewer. Moving from representation to abstraction, these artists insist on the phenomenological experience, creating works that reveal themselves slowly, as a riposte to the contemporary tendency towards an art that is fast , quickly made and then consumed.
Nicholas Mirzoeff9,99 € 9,29 €
Rachel Williams y Freya Hartas16,98 € 15,79 €
Siri Hustvedt10,99 € 10,22 €
Ossian Ward12,99 € 12,08 €
Virtual Image Publishing Ltd and Quantum Wave Publishing Ltd) Mee Nicholas (Director16,98 € 15,79 €
John Berger12,99 € 12,08 €
Junichiro Tanizaki7,99 € 7,43 €
Susan Woodford10,95 € 10,18 €
Nathan Jurgenson8,99 € 8,36 €
Susan Sontag8,99 € 8,36 €
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