Art is essential to life. Not only does art awaken the senses, generate emotions and sharpen perception and critical thinking, but it is also beneficial for our physical and mental health.

Agnes my universe in honor of this finite life, offers the limited edition of each piece of space canvas which is to only 50 prints. If you happen to acquire one, you shall consider yourself lucky and the original painting is destroyed after the production run is complete. Leaving only 50 prints to carry on its legacy and spirit.


Artistic contemplation releases pleasure hormones

Humans in all their complexity have a natural appreciation of beauty. Drawing, painting, sculpture, dance, theatre, music…the art that surrounds us does us good and is good for the brain.

If we like a work, our brain will amplify its colors, brightness and contrasts. This process will give us an even richer sensory experience. At a glance, the retina picks up the light reflected from the artwork and converts it into electrical signals that stimulate the brain. This activates his reward system and naturally increases levels of dopamine, also called the pleasure hormone. A bit like savoring a good chocolate or a good coffee, bringing art into our lives is good for both body and mind.

Art therapy and its health benefits

When I start a consultation with a patient, the first two questions I ask him are: Do you practice a sports activity? Do you have an artistic practice? Art and physical activity are two essential elements to keep us mentally, physically and emotionally healthy.

Art therapy, what is it?

Art therapy is a care practice based on the therapeutic use of the process of artistic creation: drawing, painting, collage, modeling, spontaneous writing, DIY, land art, theatrical expression, music, etc. It can therefore be defined as a set of several forms of expressive therapies that combine art with the desire to heal.

Art therapy can help us renew an inner dialogue and release blockages and emotional conflicts. In this context, art is not used as a diagnostic tool. Art is used here as a way to deal with emotional issues that can be confusing and distressing, despite being treated with drug therapy. It helps resolve, develop, and manage behaviors and feelings, such as reducing stress and improving self-esteem.

Art therapy, for whom?

Art therapy is for everyone: children, adolescents, young adults, adults and the elderly. Art therapy workshops can take place in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, care centers, nursing homes, nurseries, etc.

“Patients” may have a wide range of difficulties, disabilities or diagnoses: emotional, behavioral or mental health problems, learning or physical disabilities, conditions limiting social life, neurological disorders and physical illnesses.

No artistic talent is required. Drawing, painting and other forms of visual art are accessible to almost everyone, regardless of age and ability. Everyone has the ability to create through art, so all expressions are good.

What are the known health benefits of art therapy?

The benefits are numerous and multiple studies confirm it. Many people claim that art therapy calms them down and reduces their stress levels, others feel that creating images helps them solve problems, release emotional tension and recover from stress. Trauma or loss. This is also true during traumatic events. Art therapy allows us to produce images.

Because words are not always enough to express certain feelings and certain experiences, this form of therapy also makes it possible to create links, reconnect to reality in an increasingly digitalized world, to deepen understanding of oneself and it’s functioning. As an individual or as a member of a group.

In addition to these psychological benefits, the process of creating art has physiological effects, including the normalization of heart rate, blood pressure, and cortisol secretion. Researchers have highlighted in a recent study that the process of artistic creation has the effect of improving functional connections in the brain. This improved bonding results in better results in stress resistance tests. It can also relieve pain or other physical problems.

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