Art and Happiness

There is no denying that creating art is marvelous for one’s brain. For some it is a mediation and for others it is a form of therapy, there is a long list of benefits one gains from art. Art has been used to help relieve stress as well as to boost ones self esteem. Overall ones quality of life is drastically improved when one is creative. If making art is so powerful for the creator isn’t it valuable to the viewer as well?

Van Gogh once said “Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painters soul.” There is deep sentiment within a painting for an artist and in turn the art also provokes emotion and thought inside a viewer. Your brain goes through diverse changes when you look at a work of art. By looking at art your brain becomes stimulated as it tries to organize patterns and making sense of shapes. There is also increased blood flow to the brain by as much as 10%. That is the equivalent of looking at someone you love. Hopefully most of you can imagine exactly how you would feel looking at someone you love. Maybe a little warm, excited, and certainly happy. 

If looking at art is so good for you then what is holding you back from surrounding yourself with beautiful pieces of art. One of my favorite painters is Monet and when I look at his paintings I feel a sense of ease. Naturally I put one of our room dividers with a Monet print on it to good use in my. What is art to you? What moves you?

At Room Dividers have an abundance of screens with prints of famous artists to pictures of trickling streams, there are plenty of options to choose from.

Here are some of our favorite Dividers


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