Alain de Botton on Art as Therapy – Free Ebook

That culture can support us in our life

Which argues for the particular utility for art as a source of help with our problems our inner most problems, the problems of the soul if you like

and in a way its arguing that art can be a form of self help

and that there is nothing demeaning about the concept of self help

I think there is nothing wrong with the art that is being produced in this country

its not the art that is the problem, its the frame around the art

we are simply not encouraged to bring ourselves to works of art and for that reason many a museum or a gallery visit goes off at half-cock

but as we descend the white was gallery steps, their might be a sense of puzzlement

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