American Abstract expressionist painter Franz Kline was born on May 23rd 1910 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Kostka, M. (1993). A comparison of selected behaviors of a student with autism in special education and regular music classes. Music Therapy Perspectives, 11(57-60). American Painting in the 1950s and 1960s. Exh. cat. Shiga: The Museum of Modern Art, 1989. In everyday life humans regularly seek participation in highly complex and pleasurable experiences such as music listening, singing, or playing, that do not seem to have any specific survival advantage. The question addressed here is to what extent dopaminergic transmission plays a direct role in the reward experience (both motivational and hedonic) induced by music. Authors report that pharmacological manipulation of dopamine modulates musical responses in both positive and negative directions, thus showing that dopamine causally mediates musical reward experience. Donohoe, Victoria. A Refreshing Format for a Summer Display” (Cava Gallery exhibition review). The Philadelphia Inquirer, 11 July 1986: illustrated. We had a fabulous time. The kids and adults thought you two were terrific. You are very sweet and your tattoos were appropriate for their age. Thanks again for being apart of our event. Humans have used music throughout history and across diverse cultures as an environmental modifier to change the way their bodies move and feel (Schneck & Berger, 2006). With recent advances in technology, people of all ages appropriate music with affordances such as vigor, mastery, and tranquility, so they can regulate their energy levels for everyday purposes (for example, exercise or relaxation) (DeNora, 2000). Active music-making opportunities including choirs and drumming circles are also becoming increasingly popular as a means of supporting physical and emotional health (Clift, 2012; Davidson & Emberly, 2012). Garry spends much of his time painting the highlands and islands of Scotland, particularly the island of Tiree, where his family has lived and worked the old watermill and surrounding crofts for over 500 years. His love of the West Coast has inspired his paintings and living on the islands, learning about remoteness, isolation and the beauty of the beaches and landscapes, has forged the artist he has become. His upbeat and vibrant modern palette raises the viewer’s level of emotional engagement with his paintings and reminds them that Scotland is one of the most beautiful places on earth. The use of music as a coping strategy also has applications in the medical field. For example, patients who listen to music during surgery or post-operative recovery have been shown to have less stress than their counterparts who do not listen to music. Studies have shown that the family members and parents of the patient had reduced stress levels when listening to music while waiting, and can even reduce their anxiety for the surgery results. The use of music has also been proven effective in pediatric oncology. Music therapy is mainly used in these cases as a diversion technique, play therapy, designed to distract the patient from the pain or stress experienced during these operations. The focus of the patient is directed at a more pleasurable activity and the mind shifts toward that activity creating a numbing” effect founded on an out of sight, out of mind” type approach. This can even transcend to elderly patients in nursing homes and adult day care centers. Music therapy in these places have shown reductions in elder aggression and agitated moods. However, because several of these studies rely mainly on patient responses, some concerns have been raised as to the strength of the correlation between music and stress reduction.
Chan, G. (2014). Cross-cultural music therapy in community aged-care: A case vignette of a CALD elderly woman. Australian Journal of Music Therapy, 25, 92-102. Hi Denise, I am glad you are learning about great artists you were unaware of through this series. As a fellow artist I am sure you can appreciate the paintings in a special way. I still have quite a few other artists to come. Jones, Leslie, Isabelle Dervaux and Susan Laxton. Drawing Surrealism. Exh. cat. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2012: 58, 217, 220. Hess, Thomas B. Hans Hofmann: The Last Optimist.” New York Times, 27 February 1966. Potential income? Allowing for commission + tax, you will normally end up with approximately 50% of the retail selling price. (This element becomes more negotiable as you become more successful and better known) But of course the gallery can ask far higher prices for your art than you normally would, given their prestige and setting. Building a good relationship with a gallery owner is key, and together you can hopefully make things happen. You might also progress to do solo exhibitions. Bower, J, & Shoemark, H. (2009). Music therapy to promote interpersonal interactions in early paediatric neuro-rehabilitation. Australian Journal of Music Therapy, 20, 59-75. The Orchestration of Color: The Paintings of Arthur B. Carles (includes artist’s statements). Introduction by Mercedes Carles Matter; essay by Barbara Wolanin. New York: Hollis Taggart Galleries, 2000. Today artwork of horse races are still popular. In the US, a number of American sports artists including LeRoy Neiman, C.W. Vittitow, and Fred Stone have made famous paintings of American horse races such as the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes in recent decades. In 1939, Pollock began visiting a Jungian analyst to treat his alcoholism, and his analyst encouraged him to create drawings. These would later feed his paintings, and they shaped Pollock’s understanding of his pictures not only as outpourings of his own mind, but expressions that might stand for the terror of all modern humanity living in the shadow of nuclear war. Unconditionally Abstraction, Schmidt Contemporary Art, St. Louis, Missouri, November 23-December 20, 1996. Bidelman, G. M., & Alain, C. (2015). Musical training orchestrates coordinated neuroplasticity in auditory brainstem and cortex to counteract age-related declines in categorical vowel perception. The Journal of Neuroscience, 35(3), 1240-1249. The public is invited to a reception for the artists on Thursday, June 5, 2008, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. The exhibit runs through June 29, 2008.