5 Paintings That Changed Our Way of View

When under stress or needing inspiration, some people “run away” with the song. There is also a way to eat or shopping, or maintain fish in an aquarium in his home. But it turns out that psychological “treatment” can also be done by painting.

Here are five paintings that can help us cope with stress and motivate our lives for the better:

“Bridge Over a Pond of Water Lilies”, Claude Monet, 1899

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Monet is one of the most popular painters at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Monet painting is known as a beautiful painting, which seemed to invite people to forget the big problems that are facing him. Overcoming the depression does not have to be directly confronted, because sometimes depression even makes us lose hope. By looking at the beauty that Monet scratched, hope can re-emerge.

“The Twilight of Life”, Sydney Tully, 1894

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Types of Lighting For Art

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Is your art being shown in a good light? Discover the best methods for lighting art, and make everything from prints to gallery walls shine

1. Ceiling-mounted accent lights

Best for: making the art—not the light source—the focus

“Pin spotlights that direct light onto individual artworks is a great way of illuminating them,” says Mishaan. These ceiling fixtures can be recessed or surface-mounted, and they allow the direction of light to be adjusted. They can also be specified with a range of light-beam spreads, so “you can ensure that the light covers most of the artwork,” not just a small part of it, he says.

As a rule of thumb, adds Russell, ceiling-mounted lights should be placed so that the light beam hits the center of the artwork when the fixture is adjusted to a 30-degree angle. “If you light a piece of art at ten degrees, which means you’re … Read more

8 Classical Music Concerts in NYC

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Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera happening this weekend and in the week ahead.

ACADEMY OF ST. MARTIN IN THE FIELDS

ACADEMY OF ST. MARTIN IN THE FIELDS at David Geffen Hall (March 19, 8 p.m.). Joshua Bell brings the famed London chamber orchestra to Lincoln Center, leading it from the concertmaster’s chair and acting as the soloist in Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. 2. Mendelssohn’s overture to “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, the “Pastoral,” make up the rest of the program.

ALARM WILL SOUND

ALARM WILL SOUND at Zankel Hall (March 16, 7:30 p.m.). Billed as a “live podcast,” this concert from a particularly adventurous contemporary-music ensemble dives into the works of Gyorgy Ligeti, including his Piano Concerto, Chamber Concerto and “Continuum.” Alan Pierson, the conductor, hosts with Nadia Sirota, introducing the music and offering insight into the composer’s life and times.… Read more