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. Contemporary Art is the art of today, produced by artists who are living in the twenty-first century. Contemporary art provides an opportunity to reflect on contemporary society and the issues relevant to ourselves, and the world around us. Contemporary artists work in a globally influenced, culturally diverse, and technologically advancing world. Their art is a dynamic combination of materials, methods, concepts, and subjects that challenge traditional boundaries and defy easy definition. Diverse and eclectic, contemporary art as a whole is distinguished by the very lack of a uniform, organizing principle , ideology, or ‘ism.’ Contemporary art is part of a cultural dialogue that concerns larger contextual frameworks such as personal and cultural identity, family, … Read the rest

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 … Read the rest

Anna Chromy was born in Bohemia and read in Paris, France at the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere under Maurice Mejaz, the former director of the Academie of Beaux-Arts in Caracas. Montana, Kelly. The Beginning of Everything: Drawings from the Janie C. Lee, Louisa Stude Sarofim, and David Whitney Collections. Exh. brochure. Houston: The Menil Collection, 2017. Guild Art Gallery, New York. Inaugural Exhibition. unknown start date – 28 October 1935. At present, this exhibition is known only through: Edward Alden Jewell, Other Exhibitions,” New York Times, 13 October 1935. Carried out independently by professionals, who are not qualified music therapists, like relaxation therapists, physicians or (natural) scientists. A previous consultation, or collaboration, with a certified music therapist can be helpful ( Register, 2002 ). In recent years, significant progress has been made in both the research and clinical application of music as a form of treatment. It has valuable … Read the rest

Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968), the most influential figure of the ‘Contemporary Art,’ was recognized for his strongly expressed contempt for the field of conventional ‘Fine Arts.’ He was in a way related to ‘Surrealist Movement,’ the descendant of ‘Cubism.’ Duchamp’s methodology and themes however, were not well received by ‘Cubists.’ This led to his inclination towards the ‘Dada Movement.’ “Nu descendant un escalier n° 2 (Nude Descending a Staircase, No.2)” was Marcel’s most famous as well as scandalous ‘Dadaist’ work, which also became a turning point of his life. Colours are harmonious, painterly with subtle gradations. There is use of contrast of the dark figures, the landforms and the central dog against the light background. Our eyes follow the line of the dog team to the middle ground the off into the distance. The overall design indicates a knowledge of formal design theory. The use of a border is common to … Read the rest

Robert Motherwell was a young American ‘Abstract Expressionist’ painter, printer, collage maker, and author. Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA. An Exhibition of Works of Art Lent by the Alumni of Williams College. 5 May – 16 June 1962. Catalogue. AliciaC – Those click-sounds are amazing, and still part of the African languages. We Westerns can’t do it. Totally impossible for me, anyway. But then, ask an Englishman to pronounce the letter ‘r’ the way it is pronounced by the Germanic language groups, and not to talk about the French-people who have another unique way of pronouncing an ‘r’. Since babyhood we develop specific muscles in the tongue and mouth in order to speak our mother tongue with a specific accent. I am glad you find the information educational and fascinating. Maratos, A., Crawford, M.J., & Procter, S. (2011). Music therapy for depression: It seems to work, but how? … Read the rest

Lyonel Charles Feininger or Lyonel Feininger, the German-American ‘Expressionist’ painter, printmaker, and caricaturist, was born on July 17, 1871. High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA. Abstract Expressionism: Works on Paper — Selections from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 26 January – 4 April 1993. Traveled to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (organizer), New York, 4 May – 12 September 1993. Catalogue with text by Lisa Mintz Messinger. Cadwalader, A., Orellano, S., C., Tanguay, & Roshan, R. (2016). The effects of a single session of music therapy on the agitated behaviors of patients receiving hospice care. Journal of Palliative Medicine, Advance online publication. July 8-12. Ages 4-7. Found objects, geometric shapes, solid-color canvases, inflatables — what makes it art? Campers explore the ideas that shape different artistic methods and movements and experience intriguing works of art firsthand. $200 ($160 museum members). 803-799-2810. 1515 Main St. In addition to Red Rag Art … Read the rest