You may have heard of Dr Megan Poe, she is a 46 year old psychiatrist and associate professor who teaches an undergraduate course on love, which she designed at New York University. It has achieved overwhelming success. The course is called ‘Love Actually’ and attempts to pack as much about the human experience of love in, as is possible.
The course leans heavily on the work of Eric Fromm, the psychologist best known for his 1956 book, The Art of Loving. What I love about the syllabus of this class, is at its core, albeit a psychology class, its emphasis is on love, through art. As described in The Guardian ‘where the psychology inhabits the artwork on a kind of cellular level‘.
They look at poets like Rainer Maria Rilke and they study Romeo and Juliet as a way to explore the intensity and emotional urges of adolescent love. What I would bring to this course, if I was exploring it, would be your mobile photography and art, because on a richly transcendent level, it is love, it has been created and produced with love, in those special and sacred moments, when you have made time, for yourselves, which in this analogy could be classed as self love and self love is excruciatingly important. You must love yourselves, for I love you all. I do hope you enjoy this wonderful showcase this week, thank you all for contributing.
If you would like your work to be considered for entry into our weekly Mobile Photography and Art Flickr showcase, please submit it to our dedicated group, here. Alternatively if you’re an Instagram user just tag your images with #theappwhisperer and we’ll pick you up.
Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week:
p.a hamel, Jane Schultz, Gianluca Ricoveri, Lorenka Campos, Fleur Schim, Dragan Fly, Jun Yamaguchi, David DeNagel, Hanni K, Catherine Caddigan, Peter Wilkin, Gabriele Rodriquez, @Sherrianne100, @clau_clara, @littledogslaughed, @fadik__, @jack__mallon, @rosiekimages, @mishpix365, @leafandflowerimages, @victormazzeophoto, Eliza Tsitsemiaua, @luison_street, @sengulbekmez, @gikam, @sodium_light22, @joy_sussman, @di.monheit19, @klimtt,@ ja_graham, @evabartospainterly, @msnash, @rosemarygamburg, @elsienah, @vastumarco, @pause.and.breathe, @marshadraws, @deborahmorbetoart, @yembo, @laurence__bouchard, @robinrobertis, Fiona Christian, Gina Costa.
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