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.

80cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$2,150
300cm (W) x 150cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$4,900
91cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$1,500
120cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$1,900
92cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$570
76cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$490
46cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Resin
$980
46cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Resin
$980
51cm (W) x 51cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$510
122cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$2,500
61cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$1,400
100cm (W) x 100cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$730
150cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$1,030
122cm (W) x 92cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$3,100
100cm (W) x 75cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$2,000
273cm (W) x 122cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$4,600
100cm (W) x 120cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$920
60.5cm (W) x 81cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$390
41cm (W) x 41cm (H)
Oil Paint
$490
137cm (W) x 81cm (H)
Oil Paint
$2,300