What art has to do with time management: downshifting - the new simplicity

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Sometimes small changes can make a big difference - at least Helena Horn shows us with her book "How Mondrian can change your life. Downshifting - the new simplicity ". Of course, the question arises: what does art have to do with time management? Very much, we have stated.

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Making life as a work of art


Art is more than decorative color pigments on the walls of the museums. Art can renew everyday life and create meaning for a whole life.

This is especially true for people who have had little fun in exhibitions and thick illustrated books. Helena Horn dedicates her book "How Mondrian can change your life".

12 eras and styles with life-planning messages


12 works of different epochs and styles picks out the author to work out their implicit message for life planning and design.

Visual artists are, of course, here as Mondrian, Monet, Warhol, but also acting (Fellini, Chaplin), architecture (Bauhaus), cookery (Adria) and music (Stravinsky) serve as inspiration sources.

Just throw ballast


It is no coincidence that the Dutch painter Piet Mondrian became the namesake of the book. Mondrian stands for purism and clear structures with his life's work. Horn translates the "new simplicity" to the everyday life of people in the consumer and affluent society.

The purchase of useless luxury goods does not release. But it is the letting go of old objects and habits. "Shedding ballast," the author says, creates a "great depth effect": "With the process of clearing up, we shed our skin and part ways with our old identity."

Set yourself free!


Clarity, calmness and deceleration are the central motifs of their reflections, which are plausibly derived from the different works of art. There would be:

  • Stravinsky's music as a source of inspiration for a new sense of tempo and slowness,
  • Charlie Chaplin as the guiding figure for a new relationship to one's own work
  • and Monet as a critic of Freizeitstress

Courage to re-adjust your own goals


These are fresh semantic links that whet your appetite. On art and on re-adjustments of one's goals and views.

Conclusion: "How Mondrian Can Change Your Life" is a smart, gentle book about the silent messages of art that you perceive when you listen carefully and look. Helena Horn did a great job.

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