ForAge Forum: Older people and art

  • Older people and art

    11.11.2014 10:53
    Why do older students often choose painting, drawing, plastic arts or music as their preferred study subject or learning activity ? Why are they so readily involved in cultural tourism? Is it because art brings a possibility to reflect upon one's life and experience, is it because it means being creative and therefore independent, is it because it is clearly transformative?
  • 18.1.2015 21:52
    Another idea - Perhaps because you cannot "fail" at them - they are personal and explorative. The term "artist" also provides status for some -being a pensioner / retired does not .

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