Cover Image: Slow Looking by Peter ClothierSlow Looking describes and elaborates on the author’s “One Hour/One Painting” sessions, an idea he developed to practice a different, more profound and more rewarding way of looking at art.  It combines the practices of meditation and contemplation, asking participants to sit for a full hour in front of a single work of art.  Slow Looking and “One Hour/One Painting” are about learning to drop the baggage of prejudice and expectation at the door and taking time to really examine what is actually there.

In fourteen brief and highly readable chapters as well as access to audio and video demonstration, this book describes the process and invites readers to try it out for themselves.