The Power of Art to Transform Awareness

In praise of creativity and looking beyond ourselves

Christopher P Jones
4 min readFeb 17, 2023

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Hotel Bedroom (1954) by Lucian Freud. Oil on canvas. 91.5 × 61 cm. Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, Canada. Image source WikiArt (Fair Use)

Consider the painting shown here, titled Hotel Bedroom, made by the British artist Lucian Freud in 1954.

A woman lies in bed with her hand touching her face, her large eyes gazing upwards to somewhere we cannot see. It is an expression that is hard to place, perhaps pensive…

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