Art and Psychology

Art and Psychology share common channels. In this section you’ll discover what lies behind the creative process, how to boost these abilities, and what secrets hide behind some of the most extraordinary works by the most well-known artists.

Édouard Manet: The First Impressionist

Édouard Manet was a 19th-century French painter who acted as inspiration for countless later painters, with his distinctive style and focus. Manet paved a new path by defying the traditional subjects in painting and portraying the events and circumstances of his…

Surrealism and Psychoanalysis

Surrealism is a widely-known but poorly understood cultural movement. It led to an art revolution during its peak from the 20s to the 30s. It officially began with Dadaist writer André Breton’s 1924 Surrealist Manifesto. However, the actual movement was…

Alexander Pushkin Quotes on Existence

Many of the greatest Alexander Pushkin quotes come directly from his poems and novels, which are quite deep and beautiful. The father of modern Russian literature was full of surprises, partly due to his particular perspective and partly due to his…

Positive Psychology: A Flow State

A flow state is about finding the perfect balance between enjoyment and challenge. Here we speak of those moments of creativity and performance that endow you with positive feelings. Challenge is a fundamental part of your physical and psychological well-being.…

Five Art Therapy Exercises for Kids

Kids are voracious explorers and always express their motivation to learn and discover new things. They live in a magical world where discovery reigns. Art therapy, therefore, can be a great tool for therapists to help children live their best lives.…

Six Art Therapy Exercises for Adults

We live wired lives these days, almost without being able to disconnect or even take a rest. We’re always checking our phones or our social networks. We’re “hooked” for hours at a time to our computers or tablets. That’s why…

4 Ways to Overcome Trauma Through Art

When we go through a complex and painful situation, we may start to believe there’s no way out. We’ve all been in this situation at some point in our lives. Sometimes we become self-absorbed and stop seeing the world around us.…

Wu Wei: The Art of Non-Action

Wu wei is a Taoist concept that means “non-action”. It’s a philosophy which states that the best way to deal with a situation, especially with a conflict, is not to act at all. Moreover, not forcing any solution, but just…

Big Eyes, women and the artistic world

Big Eyes (2014) is probably the least “Burton-ish” Tim Burton movie. It’s actually hard to find his unique style in the movie. In fact, it’s nothing like what Burton normally produces because it’s based on real events. We’re talking about a…