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Art as contemplative practice : expressive pathways to the self

By: Contributor(s): Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, [2017]Description: xxxviii, 302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cmISBN:
  • 9781438464336
  • 1438464339
  • 9781438464329
  • 1438464320
Subject(s): LOC classification:
  • N72.M85 F73 2017
Contents:
Part I: Foundations, history, and imaginal awareness -- Part II: Concerning the contemplative in art as yoga and meditation -- Part III: Exercises and appendices.
Summary: 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.
List(s) this item appears in: 2022 New: Creative Arts Therapies
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Book Book Whitecliffe Library Arts Therapy Arts Therapy N 72 FRA (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available 0014140

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.

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