The International Journal of Art & Design Education (iJADE) provides an international forum for the dissemination of ideas, practical developments, and research findings in art and design education. This article is a critical study of the Nepalese art and iconography discussed in the Circle of Bliss, Buddhist Meditational Art, an exhibition catalogue, by John Huntington and Dina Bangdel with the contribution of graduate students of Ohio State University, Columbus and some other scholars.
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.
See, for example, I. Gaskell, ‘Tradesmen as scholars: interdependencies in the study and exchange of art’, in Art History and its Institutions: Foundations of a Discipline, ed. E. Mansfield (London & New York, 2002), pp. 146-62; and C. Steiner, African Art in Transit (Cambridge, 1994).
In another study, supportive care providers responding to a survey described the healing benefits of music and art therapy in hospital settings, and these benefits seemed to be clustered around notions of exploration, expression, release, and the healing process.
Connoisseurship (which can be described as the stylistic analysis of individual works of art with an aim of attribution) has a fundamental role in the discipline, of course, in answering the essential who, when and where questions; and an attuned attention to the visual, and a well-stocked and efficient visual memory, are important skills for an art historian to develop.