A painting made of different geometric shapes in pastel colors

Ruth Root, Untitled, 2003, Carnegie Museum of Art

Self-Care Sunday

It’s important to slow down and take time for self-care, and art can be the perfect entry to a moment of rest.

A pastel pond with water lilies and lily pads floating atop it

Meditation on Emotion

Take a moment to meditate on emotion with a beloved artwork from our collection: Claude Monet’s Water Lilies (Nymphéas).

A person wearing a long dress is seated at a piano, they are playing the instrument and singing

Meditation on Sound

Take a few minutes to meditate on sound with Anders L. Zorn’s At the Piano.

A black background with a large red flower and an eye-like center

Focused Looking Meditation

Enjoy this guided meditation paired with Saitô Kiyoshi’s Red Flower.

A wide painting with two vertical rows of oblong horizontal black ovals on each side; uniform lines of fuzzy vertical ovals fill the center of the painting

Counting Meditation

I believe that the beauty of repetition is something that is not explored enough yet.

A field filled with colorful trees

Meditation for Attentive Looking

Whoever wants to know something about me, they should look attentively at my pictures and there seek to recognize what I am and what I want.

An abstract black and white pattern featuring lines, squares and circles create a spiraling effect

Meditation to Build Focus

Focusing isn’t just an optical activity, it is also a mental one.

An artwork depicting a person wearing a dark dress and white shawl looking directly at the viewer with one hand propped on their face and the other hand in their lap holding a kerchief. Behind the seated person is a vase of flowers.

Stillness Meditation to A Portrait of the Artist’s Mother

Enjoy this guided meditation paired with Mary Cassatt’s A Portrait of the Artist’s Mother. Follow along with the audio or text below.

A tall, white vase stands against a white background

Meditation on Form to Vase

Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation.

A painting made of different geometric shapes in pastel colors

Nature Meditation with Van Gogh

Always continue walking a lot and loving nature, for that’s the real way to learn to understand art better and better. Painters understand nature and love it, and teach us to see.

A tall mountain rises above the horizon with a tranquil, tree-lined lake in the foreground

Meditation to Mountain Pose

I found that the very landscapes started looking like prints to me. I do not paint subjective impressions. My work is based on reality, I cannot falsify, even though I can simplify.