Someone said once that the only way to get out of a burn-out is Art. In Art there is no right or wrong, no good, best or better. It is. When we look at a painting or a sculpture, we are touched, or not, we dive in it or not. If we let go our ability to analyse what we are seeing and just let us be surrounded by what our senses feel, we enter in an other dimension. Like Thomas Merton stated, “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”
Here some pictures of the exhibition “The Garden of Earthly Delights” by the British photographer Tim Walker in the Het Noordbrabants Museum in ‘s Hertogenbosch, Nederland. In this exhibition, Tim Walker reinterprets in his own way the famous painting The Garden of Earthly Delights made by Jheronimus Bosch between 1490 en 1510.
The least we can say about this photographs is that they do not express joy or happiness but still, just watching them and diving into Walker’s imagination is an ecstatic experience.
So, check the cultural agenda of your city, take an hour or two and go visit an exhibition. It can be in a museum, a gallery, a theater, just keep in mind to avoid busy hours (like Saturday afternoon) and after your visit, you will feel regenerate and positive.
Enjoy and be grateful!