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How to look at art slowly

1. Stare directly ahead and soften your focus on your eyes.

2. Breathe in and out from your mouth, with your lips slightly open.

3. Do this for 5 minutes

4. Thoughts?

The result? Possibly the most calming and insightful experience I’ve ever had with art. The artist that was taking us through, Raphael Zimmerman, was really getting to the point of looking at things and beyond that.

For me, it’s really changed my philosophy on how I see art now. That’s how much of an impact slow art day has been for me. Strangely moving.

This is a fantastic report! We’re so glad that the event had such a profound impact on the way you look at art.

Rachel Buseart, how to