Exploration Of Use Of Flowers In The Creation Of Paintings For Aesthetic Enhancement Of Hospital Spaces In Nairobi City County

Abstract

This study aimed at exploring the use of flower paintings as a means of aesthetically enhancing interior spaces of public hospitals within Nairobi City County. The study was based on recent studies conducted in the United Kingdom and the United States of America where researchers found art to be an important aspect of hospital interior set ups because it helps to create a pleasant environment which can be conducive to healing. The study observed that there was a general lack of art in most public hospitals within Nairobi City County. The study therefore sought to create flower paintings which can be suitable for hospital spaces. This involved the creation of sketches derived from flowers commonly found in Nairobi City County. The sketches then led to the creation of oil and acrylic paintings of flowers on canvas. The study observed that introducing the natural beauty of the outdoors by way of flower paintings, into often depressing, drab and dreary hospital interiors can greatly help to create cheerful, friendly, warm, beautiful and less intimidating spaces for patients, staff, caregivers and other hospital users. Flower paintings displayed on hospital walls can help to create an aesthetically pleasing atmosphere which can be conducive to healing by reducing feelings of stress and anxiety. On the basis of the findings of this study and in view of the limited paintings found in public hospitals, the study recommended that as a means of aesthetically enhancing the interior environments, County Governments, through the Ministry of Health, should find ways of commissioning talented artists to create paintings depicting scenes of nature to be displayed in public hospital spaces such as reception areas, corridors and wards.

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APA

GITURA, M (2021). Exploration Of Use Of Flowers In The Creation Of Paintings For Aesthetic Enhancement Of Hospital Spaces In Nairobi City County. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/exploration-of-use-of-flowers-in-the-creation-of-paintings-for-aesthetic-enhancement-of-hospital-spaces-in-nairobi-city-county

MLA 8th

GITURA, MARY "Exploration Of Use Of Flowers In The Creation Of Paintings For Aesthetic Enhancement Of Hospital Spaces In Nairobi City County" Afribary. Afribary, 31 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/exploration-of-use-of-flowers-in-the-creation-of-paintings-for-aesthetic-enhancement-of-hospital-spaces-in-nairobi-city-county. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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GITURA, MARY . "Exploration Of Use Of Flowers In The Creation Of Paintings For Aesthetic Enhancement Of Hospital Spaces In Nairobi City County". Afribary, Afribary, 31 May. 2021. Web. 28 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/exploration-of-use-of-flowers-in-the-creation-of-paintings-for-aesthetic-enhancement-of-hospital-spaces-in-nairobi-city-county >.

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GITURA, MARY . "Exploration Of Use Of Flowers In The Creation Of Paintings For Aesthetic Enhancement Of Hospital Spaces In Nairobi City County" Afribary (2021). Accessed May 28, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/exploration-of-use-of-flowers-in-the-creation-of-paintings-for-aesthetic-enhancement-of-hospital-spaces-in-nairobi-city-county