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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 222 PHILOSOPHY OF ART

Art as Therapy

ESCAPING THROUGH EXPRESSION

“... Sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, the melancholia, the panic fear which is inherent in the human condition.” —Graham Greene

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The creation of art is often described as an escape, but the diversion is not always a lighthearted one. Ask some people why they create art and they won’t say “because I want to,” or “because I like to,” but “because I have to.” For many, art is not just a pleasant hobby ...

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