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 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 landscape featuring hazy, colorful blocks of farmland

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.

A large plant covered in drooping bright flowers sits in the foreground of a painting. In the background, two people are standing and talking with each other in the garden.

Garden Meditation with Renoir

To my mind, a picture should be something pleasant, cheerful, and pretty, yes pretty! There are too many unpleasant things in life as it is without creating still more of them.

Heavy sketched lines depict a landscape and a sun with rays spreading out across a dark sky.

Meditation on Half Sun Salutations

The artist discards all theories, both his own and those of others. He forgets everything when he is in front of his canvas.

A painting made of different geometric shapes in pastel colors

Breathing Meditation with Josef Albers

As basic rules of a language must be practiced continually, and therefore are never fixed, so exercises toward distinct color effects never are done or over. New and different cases will be discovered time and again.