PTSD: “Art Can Heal PTSD’s Invisible Wounds / TED Talks / Melissa Walker ☮

Trauma silences its victims, says creative arts therapist Melissa Walker, but art can help those suffering from the psychological wounds of war begin to open up and heal. In this inspiring talk, Walker describes how mask-making, in particular, allows afflicted servicemen and women reveal what haunts them — and, finally, start to let it go.

FINE ARTS – PAINTING: “Vilhelm Hammershøi: The Mystery of Hammershoi” / BBC Documentary / Michael Palin ☮

With a passion for art that is rivalled only by travel, Michael Palin combines both in a European journey to discover more about Vilhelm Hammershöj, an enigmatic Danish artist that has fascinated him for years. Curious to see more of Hammershoi’s paintings and discover what kind of life the artist lived, Michael searches for clues in London, Holland and Copenhagen.