Abstract

Focusing on the interactional aspects of art in health interventions, we qualify
guidelines for art in hospitals. Patients in this user-oriented study primarily ranked
items to favor figurative art painted in light colors; however both figurative and
abstract art in light and dark colors figured among the highest ratings. The role
of spatial context, motif, color and shapes seems to have an effect on patients’
experience of a hospital stay. This article draws attention to the application of visual
art as a source of stimulus and healing—and a means to affect patient satisfaction in
hospitals.
Original languageEnglish
JournalVisual Anthropology
Volume30
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)310-327
ISSN0894-9468
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jul 2017

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Keywords

  • art in hospitals

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