Art as contemplative practice : expressive pathways to the selfPublisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, Description: xxxviii, 302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cmISBN:
- N72.M85 F73 2017
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Part I: Foundations, history, and imaginal awareness -- Part II: Concerning the contemplative in art as yoga and meditation -- Part III: Exercises and appendices.
Drawing upon his personal experience as a practitioner-researcher, visual artist, and cancer survivor, Michael A. Franklin offers a rich and thought-provoking guide to art as a contemplative practice. His firsthand experience and original artwork complement this extensive discussion by consulting various practice traditions including yoga, rasa and darshan experiences, imaginal intelligence, and the contemplative instincts of select early twentieth-century artists. From this synthesis, Franklin suggests that we treat art as a form of yoga and meditation with the potential to awaken deeper insight into the fundamental nature of the Self. Exercises and rubrics are included that offer accessible instruction for any artist, meditation or yoga practitioner, art educator, or art therapist.