Dr. Upali Nanda lets her hair down in a new opinion piece for Research Design Connections. As the leading researcher on Evidence-based Art she must hear complaints that she is promoting mediocrity since her studies keep showing that nature images are the best. In this article she addresses her critics and reveals her own feelings. “…… Read More
I wrote an article for World Health Design that I thought might be useful to share. I tried to condense what I have learned about the use of art in healthcare into 4 key points. The full article was published in April 2010 issue of World Health Design (PDF). Here is the text of the article: 4… Read More
Gregory Blue recently asked me some questions about evidence-based art that are worth sharing. The questions come from his reading of my book “Picture of Health“. GB: What I have determined thus far, is that the more benign the work is, having specific reference to representational images, nature, and a certain depth … the more… Read More
Most experts think that bugs are inappropriate for healthcare: too creepy. The only exception is butterflies. Yesterday I was lucky to find the butterflies very active here at the Prairie Garden Trust. They were all over the wildflowers.
Yue Minjun‘s frozen-laugh self-portraits are very popular with art connoisseurs. Connoisseurs enjoy educating others about work like his; art that is challenging and conceptual. Since they are the “experts” shouldn’t they pick the art to go in hospitals? Not unless they understand a) patient preferences in art and b) art in healthcare must reduce stress… Read More