The first time Danny Finegood played a word game with the Hollywood sign, he hung curtains to make it read Hollyweed. A new paradigm is emerging, and has been since about the turn of the millennium, one that’s in the process of reshaping what artists are: how they work, train, trade, collaborate, think of themselves and are thought of—even what art is—just as the solitary-genius model did two centuries ago.
Along with the perks of enjoying and experiencing art, there are real-world benefits to making the art with your own two hands. The second, and more recent, sense of the word art as an abbreviation for creative art or fine art emerged in the early 17th century. Gaya employs impasto painting methods that result in highly tactile and poetic abstract works of art. Peer Review is a process that journals use to ensure the articles they publish represent the best scholarship currently available. We also looked at whether art experiences had an effect on student values, such as tolerance and empathy.
In addition to the sources just mentioned, specific journals were also targeted because of their connection to art and health: Health Education Research, Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, Health Education and Behavior, The Arts in Psychotherapy, and the Journal of Music Therapy.
Primary keywords included the arts and medical outcomes, the creative arts and healing or wellness, creative expression and healing or wellness, the arts and health care, creative expression and illness, music therapy, art therapy, and creative expression and humanities.
Art itself derives from a root that means to join” or fit together”—that is, to make or craft, a sense that survives in phrases like the art of cooking and words like artful, in the sense of crafty.” We may think of Bach as a genius, but he thought of himself as an artisan, a maker.…