Mindful Moments #6 In their shoes – Southampton City Art Gallery

Mindful Moments #6 In their shoes

30 Mar 2021

For this exercise we look at a portrait, to explore the influence of others on our mood and the perceptions we have about others. Our everyday interactions with people can be more stimulating than we might realise and the image of a person represented in artwork can have a similar effect. It could be a subtle look or an obvious emotion. 

This exercise is useful in understanding our responses to the presence of others and can be particularly helpful for people who find interactions overwhelming or to being others on a consistent basis challenging. 

Listen to Exercise 6: In their shoes here

Read Exercise 6: In their shoes here

We’ve included some suggestions for works from the City’s Collection to accompany the exercise, but use what works best for you, art at home, sculpture or objects are also perfect to help create your own Mindful Moment.

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Neapolitan Boy, Herbert Colborne Oakley, oil on canvas. Image © Southampton Cultural Services


Bridgit, Augustus Edwin John, oil on canvas. © the artists estate/Bridgeman images.
Photo credit Southampton Cultural Services.

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