For some reasons, people frequently prefer to display art in their homes for aesthetic reasons, without knowing that art, especially visual art or any form of art can beget numerous beneficial advantage to improve memory, eliminate stress and cure illnesses by simply viewing it.
Viewing art brings countless and infinite benefits to the viewer. This according to a study conducted by some university who happens to visit in numerous art gallery after having their lunch break and find out that they are feeling uplifted and less stress afterwards. After being checked by some medical expert, they found out that concentration of cortisol, the stress hormone were lowered with just 35 minutes strolling at the art gallery.
By just looking at the art, people also experience joy, connected to the sensation of falling in love. Another study of some Neurobiologists to 28 brain scanned volunteers shows that looking alone at the art, brain will release dopamine, a chemical related to love and pleasure.Moreover, some therapists also notice that by just visiting alone in the art gallery, people with mental exhaustion has been relaxed and relieved from stress, in the same way as walking in the outdoors. Looking alone at the art, study shows that some benefits of art gallery experiences, releases four factors that contribute to mental restoration such as fascination, extent, being away and compatibility. These are also the best work break found in walking outside with nature or any natural environments and harmony in the art gallery.
Thinking that only adults are the one only benefited in the trip of the art observation, the answer is “NO”. According to a survey, they found that children who viewed the art display has also improved critical thinking skills and increased motor skills of historical empathy. This means that children had the ability to perceive people who lived in a different time and place. Again another study showed that thousands of children who brought to an art museum were evaluated for observation, interpretation, evaluation associated with problem solving skills. They found out that after the trip to the art gallery, an increase has been observed in the student’s critical thinking skills.
Furthermore, aside from viewing art, creating art also transport improvements in one’s mental health. When anyone employ in complex activity, the brain creates new connections in between cells. In connection with this, it sparks the communication between the right and the left hemispheres of the brain. It also brings effects to the increase of psychological flexibility, the ability to adopt the condition of balance.
The significance of this story is that the process of making art, whether be in writing, painting, singing, dancing, is beneficial to our health. Arts and creativity are both beneficial to physical and mental status of the individual, expressing yourself in an appreciable way and sharing something with the world. Producing something, art offer a multiple outlet and release all the stress that keep within. Taking a minute to view your art and it ignore all of the incoming negative signal and create an outgoing instead. All you have to do is put your pen and paper and start sketching for a drawing, or instead grab your camera and take pictures. Keep harmony with nature it’s an art to start a conversation with mother nature. Or in other way, turn up the music and dance, build, share and make more craft, it is also an art and you’ll find out that your health and happiness will improve and better.
Consider art as a medicine and a therapy, it reduces stress and negative emotions, it creates an everlasting experience next to meditation. It also improves the quality of life to those who suffer from dementia and eases the burden for those with chronic health conditions. For other health conditions, visual art viewing helps patients to forget about their illnesses, thus giving them an outlet to express their feelings and experiences.