Beautiful painting will relieve pain
Looking at beautiful works of art is not only pleasant, but also
extremely useful, Italian psychologists confirm.
They proved that painting is capable to relieve a person of physical
illnesses. Experts from University in Barii made an experiment on 12
women and men who were asked to choose 20 most attractive pictures from
300 ones and 20 - most unpleasant. Then all participants were asked to
look steadfastly on both groups of pictures by turns, this time
scientists attached small electrodes, which delivered unpleasant
sensations to hands of volunteers from time to time.
It appeared that for those who looked at beautiful pictures, pain
from electrodes seemed 3 times weaker, than to those whose sight was
directed on less pleasant works of art.
Thus the conclusion has been drawn: contemplation of beautiful
pictures promotes simplification of pain. During additional research,
scientists also established that similar trainings effectively relieve
person of feeling of discomfort and raise mood.
Experts even advise to hang up beautiful pictures in chambers with
people after operations, as it will accelerate recovery.