Slow Looking & Ways of Seeing

Por Tate

Por Tate

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. 


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Seeing Slowly: Looking at Modern Art

Michael Findlay

22,50 € 20,92 €

Tate: Brief Lessons in Seeing Differently

Frances Ambler

9,99 € 9,29 €

Ways of Seeing

John Berger

8,99 € 8,36 €

Slow Art: The Experience of Looking, Sacred Images to James Turrell

Arden Reed

24,00 €

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.

Slow Painting

24,99 €

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.

How to See the World

Nicholas Mirzoeff

9,99 € 9,29 €

Slow Down: Bring Calm to a Busy World with 50 Nature Stories

Rachel Williams y Freya Hartas

16,98 € 15,79 €

Celestial Tapestry: The Warp and Weft of Art and Mathematics

Virtual Image Publishing Ltd and Quantum Wave Publishing Ltd) Mee Nicholas (Director

16,98 € 15,79 €

About Looking

John Berger

12,99 € 12,08 €

In Praise of Shadows

Junichiro Tanizaki

7,99 € 7,43 €

Looking At Pictures

Susan Woodford

10,95 € 10,18 €

Regarding the Pain of Others

Susan Sontag

8,99 € 8,36 €

IMAGE: Photograph  © Rikard Österlund