Why Art Matters

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Heidi ZuckermanWhy Art Matters: The Bearable Lightness of Being

“When the ego diminishes, love infinite appears.”
—Meher Baba, The Answer: Conversations with Meher Baba, 1972

Delving deep into the human condition by way of art, Why Art Matters: The Bearable Lightness of Being takes readers on a thought-provoking journey into what it means to connect not only to the world around us but also, more specifically, to different works of art. The book can be used as a reference guide—with chapters covering essential, meaningful subjects such as perseverance, the unknown, imperfection, and ritual—and draws on a range of artworks to reflect on the idiosyncrasies of human life. Each entry centers on a single piece of art or artist and maps out different ways to approach the work while also offering insight into how we can bring our best selves to the table.

Sections throughout the book

Attachment

Awareness

Being Human

Belief

Both/And

Choices

Comfort

Communicating

Community

Crisis

Freedom

Gratitude

Happiness

Humor

Imperfection

Impermanence

Knowing

Leadership

Love

Nature

Negativity

Pain

Perseverance

Place

Quietness

Ritual

Seeing

Simplicity

The Future

The Unknown

Transformation

Truth

Work