The Art of Healing

Wednesday 21 September 2016

By Janni Fewster
Melbourne

About this Curation

Florence Nightingale understood art had healing powers. In 1859 she wrote that showing patients beautiful objects could be an “actual means of recovery”. More recent research has backed up her theory that displaying works of art in waiting rooms, surgeries and hospital rooms – in particular paintings of nature with colours blue and green – speeds up recovery time- reduces the need for painkillers and helps to keep patients calm.

About the Curator

Janni is bluethumb’s in-house curator, she knows our artists and their art like the back of her hand. Being an artist herself she has an even greater appreciation of other artists’ creations. Career highlights include curating exhibition Icons Uncovered, also at SALA festival, Melbourne Fringe and Midsumma. Janni has an eye for artworks that compliment each other and has curated many private collections.

76cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$550
76cm (W) x 92cm (H)
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$890
61cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$710
76cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$1,300
48cm (W) x 48cm (H)
Mixed Media
$560
48cm (W) x 48cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$560
91.5cm (W) x 122cm (H)
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$3,650
102cm (W) x 102cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$2,700
102cm (W) x 102cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$2,500
76cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$490
76cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$440
150cm (W) x 120cm (H)
Oil Paint
$1,450
150cm (W) x 120cm (H)
Oil Paint
$1,500
127cm (W) x 170cm (H)
Oil Paint
$1,750
56cm (W) x 76cm (H)
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$580
127cm (W) x 91cm (H)
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$1,750
70cm (W) x 70cm (H)
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$730
76cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$950
76cm (W) x 76cm (H)
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$950
51cm (W) x 41cm (H)
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$540