The Art of Healing

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)
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$710

76cm (W) x 76cm (H)
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$780

48cm (W) x 48cm (H)
Mixed Media
$560

48cm (W) x 48cm (H)
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$560

91.5cm (W) x 122cm (H)
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$3,650

102cm (W) x 102cm (H)
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$2,700

102cm (W) x 102cm (H)
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$2,500

150cm (W) x 120cm (H)
Oil Paint
$1,600

150cm (W) x 120cm (H)
Oil Paint
$1,500

127cm (W) x 170cm (H)
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$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)
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$810

76cm (W) x 76cm (H)
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$950

51cm (W) x 41cm (H)
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$440

100cm (W) x 120cm (H)
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$3,500

95cm (W) x 60cm (H)
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$1,550