What art does to our brain?

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Joy | 100 x 100 cm | mixed on canvas

Einstein knew that “art furnishes with happy feelings to the extent, that cannot be derived from other realms”. I also truly believe that art empowers, gives joy, pleasure and enlightens our lives.

Now it’s neuroscientists turn to prove what we knew for centuries is true… Here are some awesome results that I’ve found.

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1. Art brings as much joy as a loved one

Professor Semir Zeki, chair in neuroaesthetics at University College London, conducted an experiment. He showed 30 paintings to dozens of randomly selected people (most of which had no previous interest in art). He found out that when someone liked a painting,  the blood flow in the part of the brain responsible for pleasure and desire was instantly increasing. The increase was by 10% – which is an equivalent of an increase when looking at a loved one.

Professor Zeki said: “What we are doing is giving scientific truth to what has been known for a long time – that beautiful paintings make us feel much better”.

That’s powerful! Art evokes the same reaction as the loved one!

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2. Art boosts creativity

Business Insider writes that looking at art triggers your brain to be open to learning, which is directly connected with openness to experience. And the more open you are to experience, the more likely you are to do great creative work in your career. Openness to experience is found to be the most common thread among the highest-achieving scientists, artists, and novelists: they’re more open than the rest of us.

Art automatically triggers this genius quality in our brain – we just need to spend time around art. Isn’t it amazing?

 

3. Experiencing art rapidly decreases stress levels

study from University of Westminister shows that a brief lunchtime visit to an art gallery rapidly decreased the level of stress hormone – cortisol, within a group of city workers. Participants reported high level of stress level before entering the gallery and declared significant reduction  of stress after 35 min visit.

If you suffer from anxiety, sleep problems and memory impairment, the root cause is high level of stress. This study shows, looking at art can help eliminate those health problems.

The most amazing outcome for me is that you don’t need to be an expert to enjoy the empowering effects art has on us. It’s freaking amazing! All these studies were done on people that didn’t have big knowledge on art. In many cases they didn’t understand the painting and knew nothing about the artist.

You can experience joy, pleasure, reduce your stress and increase your creative abilities just by looking at works of art that appeal to you.

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Now a challange ;)

Visit a gallery or a museum this week! Walk around and pay special attention to art that appeals to you… Ignore paintings that you consider boring, and that have no effect on you. Focus on art that attracts you. Is it a painting, a sculpture, an installation? What type of painting? Is it a landscape? An abstract art? Are you attracted by colours? Textures? A particular topic?

All this will help you understand better the type of art that has the most meaningful and powerful impact on you.

Have you experienced any breakthrough after the visit? Leave a comment. I’d love to hear from you :)

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INTIMATE Private Art Viewing in my apartment

Hello!

Yesterday my apartment was converted into an art venue to welcome couple of art lovers and friends with a glass of wine and Spanish tapas at an INTIMATE PRIVATE ART VIEWING. 

The party is over but I feel that the experience will continue in my heart and I hope that in the hearts of the ones that participated too… 

If you couldn’t join don’t worry!  It doesn’t mean you cannot party with us virtually! I’ve created this gallery so that your spirit can experience the energy of the paintings, smell the flowers, join our discussions and lough with us!

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Did you like the virtual tour? Did you get the spirit of the art experience? Which artwork is your fav? Share your thoughts with me below! :)

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P.S. Both my Lovely Guests and AMAZING ONLINE COLLECTOR CIRCLE could enjoy form premium prices for artworks – if you are not yet in, join now for future SPECIAL PROMOTIONS —>

 

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Abundance Lives Here | New Painting

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“Abundance lives here”
60×60 cm | 23.62×23.62 in
mixed on canvas

“The world is full of abundance and opportunity, but far too many people come to the fountain of life with a sieve instead of a tank car… a teaspoon instead of a steam shovel. They expect little and as a result they get little”  – Ben Sweetland.

This painting is inspired by the philosophy of an abundant life. Painted on fine art heavy paper attached to linen canvas.

ITS MISSION IS REMINDING YOU THAT YOU ARE WORHT THE WORLD TO LIVE ABUNDANT LIFE.

My recent thoughts are that we often focus on what we are lacking instead of appreciating and celebrating what we DO have. It’s called scarcity mentality and most of us suffer from that. We believe that there is not enough for everyone and that there is a constant lack in life. I suffer from this believe too. “All great guys are taken” – I thought when I was in my early 20ties; “I never have time to do what I’m really passionate about” – I thought when I was working as Internal Auditor. “What if I never sell enough paintings to maintain my family and give my kids all they deserve?” – I thought not so long ago;  Our mind tends to focus on what we are lacking and this very often creates constant fear, anxiety, and even depression…

What if we stop focusing on what we are lacking at the moment and start thinking about the possibilities and opportunities we have to get what we need? Let’s change the scarcity mentality for abundance mentality!

THE WORLD IS FULL OF OPPORTUNITIES AND POSSIBILITIES and THERE IS ENOUGH OF EVERYTHING FOR EVERYONE. 

If you lack money, love, inspiration, time etc. stop focusing on that. Look around and see all these opportunities to make money, meet someone, get inspired, or have some extra time…

OUR IMAGINATION IS THE ONLY LIMIT AND THE ONLY IMPOSSIBLE IS WHAT WE NEVER TRY.

TASK:
What are YOU lacking in your life right now? Do you feel anxious about that? Unhappy? Sad? Depressed? What are the possibilies to obtain what you need? Note down three actions you can take right now to get closer to what you need? Then choose the first step and act now. Share your thoughts with us!

REMEMBER: Come to the fountain of life with a tank car.

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Intimate Private Art Viewing | SABADELL (Barcelona)

Intimate private art viewing, Sabadell, Barcelona

I’m thrilled to invite all art lovers, enthusiasts, interior designers, art collectors, first time art buyers, or anyone who is open to be infused with meaningful and powerful experience to join me at an intimate evening with a personalised tour around sensational world of painted emotions. All accompanied by fine wine/cava and light refreshments.

The tour will also include few tips on how to choose piece of art powerfully so that your living or working space personality is inspired by art YOU are passionate about or that have great meaning to you. If you achieve this, your space will in turn inspire you to live more fully and graciously every day. Art that you are passionate about converts any space into an inspiring, creative area infused with personality and meaning.

Join the upcoming event April 10th now! :)

Where: 

Carrer Duran i Sors 75, 2-5, 

SABADELL

 

Groups are strictly limited. Registration is required. Participation only upon guest list.

To join email: info@wikart.net.

Admission is FREE. Looking forward to seeing you.

P.S. a special, strongly personalised event can be organised for a small group of people (1-6 persons) on request.


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Almond Blossom | New Painting

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“Almond Blossom”
76.5×57 cm | 30.12×22.44 in
mixed on paper

Almond Tree – Tree of life

Aren’t Almond Trees amazingly beautiful? This spring I  totally fall in love with the breathtaking beauty and sweetness of their blossomed branches. They filled my heart and soul with excitement and energy. I felt deeply grateful for being able to observe their magic and to experience their beauty. I could almost hear it whispering:

“I blossomed for you, to excite you with life”.

I immediately got overwhelmed with an irresistible impulse to paint.

Almond trees are the first ones to awaken from its winter sleep and watching them, awakened my senses. I badly desired to document it. I aimed to infuse the painting with power and energy that comes with the first blossoms of the spring through vivid and intense colours and rich textures. It’s not a particular tree, it’s rather painted state of reborn mind and the excitement of a soul that was fed with a joy of gratitude.

Sometimes I have the feeling that we are so busy with our daily routines that we tend to overlook the beauty that is around…

What’s the latest thing that charmed you and empowered your soul?

CHALLENGE

  • Think about 3 things that gave you exciting fuzz of being alive in the last couple of days and let us know below in the comments ;)

Keep your eyes and soul open to the beauty that’s around you.

If the spring hasn’t yet arrived to you, don’t worry! Bring some fresh blooming flowers to your house and you’ll feel JOY immediately.

Take “Blossom” home.


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TAKE JOY HOME – New Painting

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Recently my days are filled with plenty of delight and an incredible power.

Painting is a labour of love & I’m entirely grateful to enjoy expressing myself to the fullest through art. Deep gratefulness is what gives me immense strength to live whole-heart life and experience happiness regardless the circumstances. Tonny Robins Says: “When you feel grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears”. I’m trying to cultivate gratefulness each day.

Today I want to present you “JOY”. Some of you probably met him already on my Facebook page, but you had no chance to hear him introduce himself.

“JOY” is possitive, open minded and he loves to make others feel AMAZING.

The mission of “JOY” is…

…TO MAKE YOUR DAYS THE MOST JOYFUL EVER.

“JOY” really cares about you. He wants to know how do you feel and what makes you feel happy? What are you most grateful for? Is it a touch of the wind or the first ray of sunshine on your face? What do you appreciate life for? Is it easy for you to stay joyful or rather hard? If hard why? What do you do to feel joyfulness more often? Why don’t you do it right now? What is it that you’ll missing to make your life an unending study of joy? JOY thinks you have it all :).

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JOY appreciates the most hanging on the wall…

…and watching you smile.

 

TAKE JOY HOME

 


 

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Start before you are ready

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“I’m not ready yet” – does it sound familiar?

I feel not being ready for what I desire so often! And I often wait and wait and wait and “I’m ready” moment never comes. 

We all feel we are not ready for things that seem too big for us but the most successful people never wait until they’re ready. They START BEFORE!

I desire to organise my first solo exhibition for really long time…

Initially it was supposed to happen end of 2014, then beginning of 2015, then mid 2015 and I’m still not ready, yes I’m literally NOT READY! I haven’t finished my NUDE series yet, I have no clue where to exhibit and the worst I have no collector base so who am I going to invite? What if no-one comes!?!?!?! It’s paralysing!

And you know what? I started to look for the place to exhibit and I am going to organise my first SOLO SHOW SOON! 

Is there anything you desire to do but you’re not ready yet? What’s stopping you? What if you took all the control of your life and START it now, start today, make the call, get an appointment, whatever it is START it NOW, start before you’re ready.

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NEW PAINTING: Our dream frequencies

 

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“Vibrations of Love” | 100×100 cm| mixed on canvas

Reflection on our biggest and deepest dreams is the inspiration for this piece.

My biggest dreams are turned ON. Everyday I’m trying to live whole heart life and be the best of myself. I believe that it’s me who’s creating and designing my world, no-one else. And it’s me who everyday turns my own reality into something beautiful and exciting. It doesn’t mean that there is no pain and no struggle. It means that even pain turns into something beautiful if you give the right meaning to it.

Turn your big dreams ON too!

“Our dream frequencies” has been completed after months of layering. It was built up with acrylic glazes, sand from Dubai, latex and fabric and consists of passionate red dress ballet dancer on rich aqua turquoise and prussian blue background.

This piece invites to reflect on the importance of dreams in our everyday life.

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“Personally I experience the greatest degree of pleasure in having contact with works of art. They Furnish me with happy feelings of an intensity such as I cannot derive from other realms” ∼ Albert Einstein (125)

NEW PAINTING: Vibrations of love

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“Vibrations of Love” | 100×100 cm| acrylic on canvas

I believe in art that empowers and transforms, that moves, that touches our hearts and furnishes with happy feelings. I also believe that everything is energy, art being the greatest form of energy that transmits the purests and the deepest frequencies of the soul. 

“Vibrations of love” concentrates the flow and vibes of pure love, union between two energies that are meant for each other. We are all one thing, all part of the same energy, divine energy… It contains a concentrated doze of virtues which in today’s world of self-concentration, rush and stress are getting weaker: lifelong, trustful and deep relationships.

If you feel that energy this work is for you :)

Art enlightens our existence, and by surrounding ourselves with works of art that move us we are naturally and unconsciously introducing missing bits of our soul into our life increasing internal harmony, well being and joy. The dominant aqua green colour can also calm anxious spirit, offering protection and healing for the emotions.

“Vibrations of love” is also an invitation to reflect on the meaning of love, relationship and family in today’s world. Why is it so hard for us to build and maintain lifelong, trustful, loving passionate relationships? What can we do to increase its importance? 

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