Body Art Around The World

During my 1978 Artist-in-residency at the University of Adelaide I wrote to black hole physicists around the world pointing out that when Einstein’s mathematical theories were subjected to the universal forces obeying the law of equal and opposite reaction, then later his worldview of physics reality would have to be rewritten. Magee, W., Bertolami, M., Kubicek, L., LaJoie, M., Martino, L., Sankowski, A., Townsend, J., Whitehead-Pleaux, A.M., & Zigo, J. (2011). Using music technology in music therapy with populations across the life span in medical and educational programs. Music and Medicine, 3(3), 146-153. A major facet of abstraction in the Arab world is linked to a fascination with the artistic and formal potential of the Arabic letterform. In a departure from classical Islamic calligraphy, a new art movement called Hurufiyya was born, which engaged with the Arabic language as a visual and compositional element. Formal explorations of Arabic alphabets emerged concurrently in several parts of the Islamic world in the 1950s, and Iraqi artist Madiha Umar is often cited as a progenitor of the movement. Umar’s work features manipulated letterforms, deconstructed and overlaid on top of each other to create curvilinear compositions that echo the swirls and rhythms inherent to the script and the gesture of writing itself. While classical Arabic calligraphy is traditionally associated with religious Islamic texts, Hurufiyya artists transformed Arabic letterforms into abstract compositions that could be more readily appreciated by diverse audiences. As scholar Nada Shabout notes, Liberating the Arabic letter from calligraphic rules detached it from the sacred and allowed it to be seen for its plastic qualities.” Yet many artists, including Egyptian Omar El-Nagdi and Sudanese Ibrahim El-Salahi, did not completely divorce themselves from religious or spiritual undertones. El-Nagdi’s artistic explorations between the early 1960s and late 1970s were inextricably linked to Islamic thought and Sufi rituals, characterized by rhythmic abstractions that bear formal semblance to the first letter of the Arabic alphabet, alif, also the first letter in the word Allah (god). El-Salahi’s rhythmic articulation of Arabic alphabets and abstraction of African sculptural forms in his 1964 work The Last Sound references the final sound of a soul’s passage from the corporeal plane to the spiritual plane, and underscores the artist’s commitment to creating art through a spiritual process. Distinct from other artists presented in the exhibition, the Palestinian painter Kamal Boullata engaged not just with individual Arabic letters, but whole phrases, which were often well-known verses derived from Islamic and Christian sacred texts. Koehler, Karen. Art, Life and the Gap In Between.” Art of the Twentieth Century – Selections from the Permanent Collection: The Murray Collection. Exh. cat. Glens Falls, New York: The Hyde Collection, 1993: 11-38.

Richard Feigen Gallery, Chicago, IL. Arshile Gorky: Drawings from the Julien Levy Collection. 18 March – 26 April 1969. Catalogue. Richly illustrated and filled with fascinating insight on the Abstract Expressionism movement, this compelling book is the perfect accompaniment to our highly anticipated new exhibition. Many animal songs are highly structured, some in ways that overlap with human musical forms. For example, humpback whales sing series of ‘rhyming’ phrases, which begin differently and end with the same pattern, similar to the way human musical phrases may come to similar cadence points within a piece. Rhythmic entrainment — the ability to synchronize action or sound production to a regularly produced external pulse — was long thought to be a uniquely human ability. In the past 10 years, entrainment has been recognized in a growing list of non-human species, including several kinds of parrots and sea lions. Moreover, just as humans coordinate rhythmically to sing or play in groups, numerous bird species, especially those found in the tropics, sing rhythmically coordinated duets between members of a mated pair. Red Rag also regularly buys Hamish MacDonald original paintings. If you are interested in selling a Hamish MacDonald Original painting please contact the gallery on 01451 832563. Dane, Eva Maria. Hans Hofmann: Art Is All around Him” (includes artist’s statements). Cape Cod Standard-Times, 12 December 1959. Schipper, Merle. Americans in Paris: The 50s. Exh. cat. Northridge: California State University, 1979. As an event entertainment company, I will be “thinking through every touch-point” that needs to be sanitized after each customer as I plan for the reopening of my body art company. I want my customers and artist to feel “safe and comfortable” with extra precautions in place. Keeping my artist and customers safe is my number-one priority for my businesses. During these years Jackson Pollock started to paint in a completely new way. He created art that was very physical. In fact, his method is sometimes called “action painting”. Most artists painted on a surface that stood upright or vertical. But Pollock put his large canvases on the floor so that he could move around all four sides of his work. He also used very liquid paints so that he could easily drop the paint onto his canvases. This “dripping” method allowed him to make energetic works. Götz, Stephan. Ellsworth Kelly.” American Artists in Their New York Studios: Conversations About the Creation of Contemporary Art. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, Harvard University Art Museums and Stuttgart: Daco-Verlag Gunter Bläse, 1992: 78-82.

Schwartz described Nixon as prolific in his output, and as being very ‘straightforward’ in his making, always finding the powerful and transformative mark. While his first exhibition was held at the legendary Melbourne avant-garde gallery Pinacotheca in 1973, he went on to mount hundreds of works -many multi panel – a trend he embraced in 2016. Jacobsen, S., & Killén, K. (2015). Clinical application of music therapy assessment within the field of child protection. Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, 24(2), 148-166. There are many valid works of art, however Impressionism is lazy art, only for those who do not have the talent to paint the real thing and most Modern Art is not art at all, there’s no challenge in painting a series of multi-coloured vertical lines, you might as well hang a deck chair, it is after all a form of canvas. All said and done, his “Elegy to the Spanish Republic” series is his hugely, rather most known and admired works of all. The title is a collective name to include over 150 oil paintings and numerous sketches & drawings. The main theme of this series was the Spanish Civil War, which swallowed the lives of more than 7,00,000 people. “Elegy to the Spanish Republic” is a commemoration of human suffering in the three-year battle of the Spanish Civil War. Despite this extra responsibility, McCubbin’s work began to attract considerable attention and won a number of prizes from the National Gallery, including a first prize in the first annual Gallery students’ exhibition, for best studies in colour and drawing. By the mid-1880s he concentrated more on painting the Australian bush, the works for which he became most noted. Nesbett, Peter, ed. Letters to a Young Artist. New York: Darte Publishing, 2008. Most visible is Guan Yi, the suave, well-dressed heir to a chemical-engineering fortune, who has assembled a museum-quality collection of more than 500 works. A major lender to the Huang Yong Ping retrospective organized by the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis in 2005, he regularly entertains museum trustees from all over the world, who make the pilgrimage to his warehouse on the outskirts of Beijing. Now he is building his own museum. Douglas Culham was a Canadian serving with the 3rd Canadian Division Ammunition Column at Passchendaele when he painted this eerie night-time picture of the supply line. The nightly ammunition run to the 18-pounder batteries during the Battle of Passchendaele in October and November, 1917, was essential but dangerous work. Culham’s painting can today be seen in the Canadian War Museum.

Drumming is typically a group exercise. The therapist offers various kinds of drums to patients, and they play together with or without accompanying music. The therapist uses drumming to not only get patients involved in their therapy but also to help them engage with each other. Drumming is especially helpful for people who have difficulty communicating in a social situation, such as people with autism. The drum beats give them a way to interact with others on a nonverbal level. Chang, Y.S., Chu, H., Yang, C.Y., Tsai, J.C., Chung, M.H., Liao, Y.M., Chi, M.J., Liu, M.F. & Chou, K.R. (2015). The efficacy of music therapy for people with dementia: A meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 24(23-24), 3425-3440. Kleiber, C., & Adamek, M.S. (2013). Adolescents’ perceptions of music therapy following spinal fusion surgery. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 22(3-4), 414-422. Cast paper technique. Wood pulp was cast inside real shells to create the paper ones in the piece. Large sheets of wet paper were draped over the raised shapes. They were left to dry in place. James Somerville became a full-time artist in 1990. Since then he has participated regularly the RSA and RSW annual exhibitions and has had several solo art shows in the UK. His paintings have also shown at Art Fairs in London, Barcelona and New York. Kay Nielsen (1886-1957) is considered by many to be among the leading artists associated with “The Golden Age of Illustration” (a period that is typically placed between the 1880s and the 1930s). Beginning November 13, 2015, the Mobile Museum of Art will present an exhibition expanding on a theme introduced in the museum’s first floor exhibition, 150 Years of American Art (ca. 1795- 1945). While that exhibition provides a visual narrative of emerging American identity as seen through art, this exhibition features art and decorative arts created since World War II, as American art emerged as a major force in the global art world. Tom Watt paintings are to be found in the art collections of The Royal Bank of Scotland, Clydesdale Bank, West Lothian District Council, the Sutherland Regional Authority, PriceWaterhouse Coopers and Boland Limited as well as in many private art collections throughout the UK, France, Germany and Canada. An Exhibition by 7 Artists. Exh. cat. New York: Sidney Janis Gallery, 1969. Quintin, E. M., Bhatara, A., Poissant, H., Fombonne, E., & Levitin, D. J. (2011). Emotion perception in music in high-functioning adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 41(9), 1240-1255.