Inspired by the radical innovations of late 19th-century painters and sculptors, 20th-century modernists pushed art to new frontiers of expression and abstraction, rewriting the rules about what constituted art and how its materials could be used. Pavlicevic, M. (1997). Music Therapy in Context. London: Jessica Kingsley. Selling your items online is a great way to clear space taken up by things you don’t need and make money at the same time. You can transform your used items into money with just a few words, pictures, and clicks of your mouse. Selling is all about making connections, and by using online selling sites like eBay, you can make more connections from the comfort of your own home than you could in person. When you sell stuff online you aren’t limited by time or distance; you can put your things up for sale on your schedule and let buyers bid on theirs. All you need is an Internet connection and you’re instantly in touch with a whole world of people who are actively looking for what you’re selling. With a yard sale you might be lucky to get a few dozen people; when you sell on eBay you can reach over a hundred million. To succeed at selling, it takes a little more than just a quick description and post. You need to capture your audience’s attention, and that takes communication. Start with the description; it’s a great way to clarify things like size and technical specifications. Don’t forget the pictures; they are key for how to sell online. Good pictures show potential buyers exactly what you have to offer, not the general details but the specifics of the one you’re selling. Photographs bring your item’s history to life and let bidders see exactly what you’re selling. This works whether you are selling clothes or electronics because people want to see what they’re getting. Let them see the shoes, the tablet, or the sparkle in that ring. Your words may provide the details, but your choice of pictures is the tool you can use to capture their attention. Happy Selling. Schwartz, F. (2004). Medical Music Therapy for the Premature Baby Research Review. In M. Nocker- Ribaupierre (Ed.), Music Therapy for Premature and Newborn Infants (pp. 85-96). Gilsum, NH: Barcelona. Ridder, H., Stige, B., Qvale, L., & Gold, C. (2013). Individual music therapy for agitation in dementia: An exploratory randomized controlled trial. Aging and Mental Health, 17(6), 667-678. Washburn, Gordon Bailey. The 1958 Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture. Exh. cat. Pittsburgh: Department of Fine Arts, Carnegie Institute, 1958. Rosscornes, C., & Davies, E. (2012). Setting Up and Developing Music Therapy at a Children’s Centre, for Pre-school Children and their Families and Carers. In J. Tomlinson, P. Derrington & A. Oldfield (Eds.), Music Therapy in Schools: Working with Children of All Ages in Mainstream and Special Education (pp. 19-32). London: Jessica Kingsley.
Five years later, combining a daring design with the richest materials the Empire could offer, the third – and final – Hagia Sophia was dedicated by Justinian at Christmas in 537. It is said that he uttered “Solomon, I have surpassed you” at the opening of the new church. Indeed, Hagia Sophia was a latter-day Temple of God. Its full name in Greek was Ναός της Αγίας του Θεού Σοφίας, Naos tēs Hagias tou Theou Sophias, which means “Shrine of the Holy Wisdom of God” (thank you Wikipedia). In the form Justinian gave it Hagia Sophia was much larger, more beautiful and daring than the Temple in Jerusalem, even the second marble temple built by Herod. Was he relieved to see the project done, was he satisfied with the results? What he said at the opening of the church seems like genuine amazement and pleasure at what he had accomplished. Kline’s early art consisted of paintings of cityscapes and landscapes of New York, murals and portraits were also part of his early efforts and there was a tinge of Expressionism evident in his works. It was during this time in the late 1930s that he acquired two patrons from whom he received tremendous encouragement and support – Dr. Theodore J. Edlich, Jr. and David Orr. During this period Kline received awards in the National Academy of Design annuals, but his more mature and representative style developed in the late 1940s after his meeting with other abstract expressionists; Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock. Kline’s style basically consists of bold strokes of black and white enamel. This black and white style would be revealed to the world in his first solo exhibition at New York’s Egan Gallery in 1950. Indeed, it was his black and white paintings he is known famously for, although he also worked on colour paintings since the mid 1950s and colour began appearing more consistently in his paintings after 1959. His first solo exhibition followed soon after and would associate Franz Kline with Abstract Expressionism forever. There’s a fictional narrative that runs through Sahej Rahal’s body of work. Or rather, as he says, he’s essentially expanding mythology in which fictional civilizations are unfolding in our reality”. A graduate of the Rachana Sansad in Mumbai, Rahal had a celebrated start, receiving the Forbes Award for Debut Solo Show in 2014. Using found objects that have a lived history in the world we inhabit”, from a spoon to industrial debris, he creates large creatures in his installations. He himself will describe them with glee as weird”, absurd” , scary nightmares”, with which he wants people to interact. It’s a more productive mode of engagement with history than if it were to seem that the artist was imparting knowledge, he says. Within this narrative, these beings perform absurd acts in derelict corners of the city, transforming them into liminal sites of ritual,” says Roobina Karode. Rahel, who considers writer Jorges Luis Borges a guru—essentially for the way in which he cocks a snook at readers—is driven by a sense of fun. For instance, he created a didgeridoo out of a PVC pipe and performed with it. He directly references the movie series Star Wars in some works, as much for the fact that it was a part of his life while he was growing up as to confront snooty notions of the canons of history that are allowed to be referred to. Rahel’s work Frozen World Of The Familiar Stranger, which takes off from an essay on urban anonymity, is currently part of a group show at Khoj Studio in Delhi.