September 27, 2020

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Mickalene Thomas (b. 1971, Camden, NJ; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) makes paintings, collages, photography, video, and installations that draw on art history and popular culture to create a contemporary vision of female sexuality, beauty, and power. Horvat, J., & ‘Neill, N. (2008). ‘Who is the Therapy For?’ Involving a Parent or Carer in their Child’s Music Therapy. In A. Oldfield & C. Flower (Eds.), Music Therapy with Children and their Families (pp. 89-102). London: Jessica Kingsley. Sung, H.C., Chang, A.M., & Lee, W.L. (2010). A preferred music listening intervention to reduce anxiety in older adults with dementia in nursing homes. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 19(7-8), 1056-1064. Music changes in order to satisfy social needs. Wit (exhibition catalogue). New York: The Painting Center, 2013: illustrated. Donald Provan’s art work is largely associated with water, divided neatly between those paintings concerned with ‘above’ the water and those, always tightly observed fish, concerned with the world below the surface. Has developed a strong and deserved reputation for his large, powerful landscape paintings and also for his superb paintings of fish. He displays a subtle mastery of tone and texture in his modern art works. Often using a limited palette of blues, greys, tans and the softest of browns Provan creates paintings with enduring appeal and the highest quality. Faceless mannequins, impossible landscapes and weird-looking figures – born out of postwar uncertainty, Surrealism was one of the most radical movements in British art. Here, the Dulwich Picture Gallery brings together over 100 pieces from big names and lesser-known artists in a setting that’s as eccentric as its subject. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX. Miró in America. 21 April – 27 June 1982. Catalogue with texts by Judith McCandless and Duncan MacMillan. Currently, Thompson’s work can be seen in the following exhibitions: Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem – next on view at the Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA; African American Art in the 20th Century, organized by Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC and now on view at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, PA; Tell Me Your Story: 100 Years of Storytelling in African American Art, Kunsthal KAde, Amersfoort, The Netherlands; Riffs and Relations: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition, The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC; and Michael Rosenfeld Gallery’s Paper Power. His work is also part of the major exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, opening next at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX. Glimcher, Arne. 50 Years at Pace. Exh. cat. New York: The Pace Gallery, 2010. Heiderscheit, Anne. (2015). Music, Emotion, and Mood: Music Therapy and Depression. In S. L. Brooke & C. E. Myers (Eds.), The Use of Creative Therapies in Treating Depression (pp. 121-140). Springfield, Illinois: Charles C Thomas Publisher.

Oldfield, A., & Bunce, L. (2001). ‘Mummy can play too…’ Short-term music therapy with mothers and young children. British Journal of Music Therapy, 15(1), 27-36. Silverman, M.J. (2008). Quantitative comparison of cognitive behavioral therapy and music therapy research: A methodological best-practices analysis to guide future investigation for adult psychiatric patients. Journal of Music Therapy, 45(4), 457-506. Bhana, V., & Botha, A. (2014). The therapeutic use of music as experienced by cardiac surgery patients of an intensive care unit. Health SA Gesondheid, 19(1), 1-9. Laurens’ earlier works seemed influenced by Auguste Rodin’s style. In 1911, the artist met Georges Braque. Their wives were childhood friends. Braque later introduced Henri to Pablo Picasso, and the three struck a lifelong friendship. By 1912, Laurens started exploring the sculptural possibilities of ‘Cubism.’ He combined painting and sculpting to produce a revolutionary body of works. “Bottle and Glass” (1915), “Figure” (1917), “Mask” (1918), and “Guitar” (1918), are some of his ‘Cubist’ style works. Picasso liked Henri’s works and introduced him to the art dealer, Léonce Rosenberg, who often bought his works and even supported him during the World War. Meanwhile, in 1915, Henri illustrated a book of his author friend, Pierre Reverdy. Temporary Tattoos performed at corporate functions through to private events. The Chrysler Museum: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Norfolk, Virginia. Norfolk, VA: Chrysler Museum of Art, 1982. Another interesting conjecture relates music to human anxiety related to death, and the consequent quest for meaning. Dissanayake (2009), for example, has argued that humans have used music to help cope with awareness of life’s transitoriness. In a manner similar to religious beliefs about the hereafter or a higher transcendental purpose, music can help assuage human anxiety concerning mortality. Neurophysiological studies regarding music-induced chills can be interpreted as congruent with this conjecture. For example, music-induced chills produce reduced activity in brain structures associated with anxiety (Blood and Zatorre, 2001). Related ideas stress the role music plays in feelings of transcendence. For example, (Frith, 1996, p. 275) has noted that: We all hear the music we like as something special, as something that defies the mundane, takes us out of ourselves,” puts us somewhere else.” Thus, music may provide a means of escape. The experience of flow states (Nakamura and Csikszentmihalyi, 2009), peaks (Maslow, 1968), and chills (Panksepp, 1995), which are often evoked by music listening, might similarly be interpreted as forms of transcendence or escapism (see also Fachner, 2008).

Johnson, Ken. Politically Charged Prints Cause Talking in the Library” (New York Public Library exhibition review). The New York Times, 4 December 2007: E3, discussed. L.evin, K.im. Reviews and previews: Ellsworth Kelly.” Artnews (May, 1965). Enge, K.E. (2015). Community music therapy with asylum-seeking and refugee children in Norway. Journal of Applied Arts & Health, 6(2), 205-215. Therefore it follows, that artists who happen to live in (or near to) popular areas of of this kind, – that get visited daily by swarms of fanatical admirers – have significant advantage over those that don’t. Starr, E., & Zenker, K. (1998). Understanding autism in the context of music therapy: Bridging theory and practice. Canadian Journal of Music Therapy, 6(1), 1-19. Mondegreen is a mishearing or misinterpretation of a phrase as a result of near-homophony, in a way that gives it a new meaning. Mondegreens are most often created by a person listening to a poem or a song; the listener, being unable to clearly hear a lyric, substitutes words that sound similar and make some kind of sense. Ellsworth Kelly. Exh. cat. New York: Leo Castelli Gallery and Blum Helman Gallery, 1981. de Quadros, A. (2016). Case Study: ‘I Once Was Lost But Now Am Found’ – Music and Embodied Arts in Two American Prisons. In S. d. Haan, S. Clift & P. M. Camic (Eds.), Oxford Textbook of Creative Arts, Health, and Wellbeing: International Perspectives on Practice, Policy, and Research (pp. 187-192). Oxford: Oxford University Press. Among other pervasive developmental disorders, children with Rett syndrome have been shown to benefit from music therapy in terms of indulgence in music, minute motion, language, personal relation and sociality. 114 Other psychiatric disorders where music therapy has been studied are attentional deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning disorder and epilepsy. Contrasting findings are reported in patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Rickson 115 found that music therapy contributes to reduction in a range of ADHD symptoms in the classroom setting, Pelham et al. 116 has shown no additional effects of music on the classroom behavior and performance. In determining the efficacy of using music as a remedial strategy to enhance the reading skills, Register et al. (2007) 117 found that students a specific reading disability receiving music therapy improved significantly on word decoding, word knowledge, reading comprehension and the test total. Lin et al. 118 found that epileptiform discharges in 18 children with epilepsy with well-controlled seizures decreased significantly after listening to Mozart music for 8 min once a day before bedtime for 6 months.

Photorealism is a genre of art that encompasses painting, drawing and other graphic media, in which an artist studies a photograph and then attempts to reproduce the image as realistically as possible in another medium. Although the term can be used broadly to describe artworks in many different media, it is also used to refer specifically to a group of paintings and painters of the American art movement that began in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Venn, Beth. Correspondences: Isamu Noguchi and Ellsworth Kelly. Exh. brochure. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 2000. Lieberman, William S. Twentieth-Century Art from the Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller Collection. Exh. cat. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1969. The quality of the sports type designs was very poor. If you are getting this set for a specific sporting event, keep looking. Here is where some repetition of simple, popular designs of balls with flames etc would be good, as there was a lot of filler of stickers that were silhouettes of sports players, but the detail was so low that very few of them were discernible as anything but blobs. I threw out most of them, they were so bad. There were a few other stickers where the design was also very poor due to lack of interior detail. Things like bumble bees, wolves, and dolphins looked like big empty blobs. I get the sense that the company that made these copied a lot of clip art without thinking about how these look as finished glitter designs. It’s nice to have a lot of options, but not when most of them are unattractive and will not be selected by clients. Stuttering is a speech fluency disorder that can involve psychological, motor, and auditory processing issues. Interestingly, most people who stutter can sing effortlessly which is probably because they are using different brain networks when they sing (Wan, Ruber, Hohmann, & Schlaug, 2010). The combination of increased phonation duration, slower tempo of word production, focus on intonation, and familiarity can all contribute to fluent sung production of words. Music therapists can address both the anxiety and the motor difficulty aspects of stuttering through singing by providing opportunities for fluent self-expression and techniques using rhythmic and melodic cues for speech (Tomaino, 2015). Gouty, womanising, and shockingly bad with money, George IVth is the most easily caricatured of the historic English royals. But as this exhibition shows, he was also a highly influential tastemaker in art, design and fashion – and was one of the most conscientious art collectors of the entire royal lineage.

Among clothing motifs, I focus on a particular type of mantle, the himation, a large rectangular piece of cloth, typically worn as an outer garment over the tunic from classical antiquity. Similar arguments for the transfer of authority have been made for another kind of mantle, the smaller skin or fleece melote, which is perhaps best known as the miraculous mantle handed down by Elijah to Elisha in the moment before the former’s ascension to heaven, which replaced Elisha’s 2 Kings 2:8 for the himation of­­ Elisha and 2 Kings 2:13 and following for the melote of Elijah. N. K. Rollason, Gifts of Clothing in Late Antique Literature (Abingdon, 2016), 129-69, addresses these scriptural passages and other late antique texts using the terms melote, pallium, and, to a lesser extent, himation, including the same passages in the Life of Paul and the Life of Antony that I address in this article. The present article builds upon my previous work: T. K. Thomas, Mimetic Devotion and Dress in Some Monastic Portraits from the Monastery of Apa Apollo at Bawit,” Coptica 11 (2012): 37-79; Fashioning Ascetic Leadership: The Enduring Tradition of Mantles of Authority in Portraits of Egyptian Monastic Fathers,” in Egypt and Empire: Religious Identities from Roman to Modern Times, ed. E. ‘Connell (in press); and a current book-length project on the figuration of the earliest monks of Egypt through their dress and portraiture, Dressing Souls, Making Monks: Monastic Habits of the Egyptian Desert Fathers. The pictorial motif of the monastic himation, as representative of clothing and furnishings and as a memory prompt, does much the same work as the imaginary objects that furnished the spaces of memory in techniques employed by educated members of late antique society. Indeed, clothing and other textile motifs were presented as mnemonic devices in saints’ lives, sermons, and other teaching texts for a wide range of audiences. Art – Offers over 18,500 original paintings, prints, and sculptures from more 1700 international artists. Has over 850 new fine art listings every month. Gao, T. (2013). An Introduction to MER, a New Music Psychotherapy Approach for PTSD Part 2 — The Outcomes and Case Examples. Music and Medicine, 5(2), 105-109. Assemblage. The artist used synthetic media to create forms found in nature. Talking about her paintings Muriel Barclay says: “I am interested by people and their relationship with each other and the world.” She is especially interested in the female form, their intimacy, vulnerability, fragility and their defenses. Muriel’s paintings are about observation and ambiguity and she encourages the viewer to interpret what the painting is trying to say.