week 11 of 2018

week11 Artwork of the Week by Macquire Cecily, Lena, Titled Celebrating Dimensions 160x15cm, Oil on Canvas, part of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe’s permanent collection
This week the National Gallery of Zimbabwe Celebrates International Day of Happiness


Happiness has several definitions attached to it. It can be defined as a state of being merry, jovial the list is endless. When a person is happy he/she is said to be experiencing positive emotions. These include joy, pride, contentment and gratitude. The United Nations has celebrated the International Day of Happiness as a way to recognise the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world. The UN just launched 17 Sustainable Development Goals that seek to end poverty, reduce inequality, and protect our planet   and three key aspects that lead to well-being and happiness.
Macquire Cecily’s artwork depicts a man dressed in yellow and a woman dressed in red dancing. The couple is in a jovial mood this is so because of the colours they are wearing which are believed to be associated with happiness and love.
The National Gallery is not only an art hub but has brought entertainment into the mix. Every first Friday of the month the home of comprehensive art hosts the First Friday shows whereby performing artist and DJs are invited to entertain and rock the audience. Keep choosing happiness every day and happiness will keep choosing you back.

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