“Thermodynamic Constellation.” All images © Tomás Saraceno, courtesy of Palazzo Strozzi by Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio, shared with permission

Three reflective spheres hover above the courtyard of Florence’s Palazzo Strozzi in Tomás Saraceno’s immersive installation.  The metallic orbs mirror the historic Renaissance architecture in addition to visitors who pass by, while marking the entrance to the imagined space that explores life beyond anthropocentrism. As its name suggests, Aria is concerned with air, encompassing human travel, its ability to foster growth, and how it’s entwined with every living organism.

The Argentinian artist (previously) is known for his large-scale works that fall at the intersection of science and art and consider the human toll on the natural world. Throughout Aria are various experiences dealing with contemporary environmental issues: Glass forms hang from the ceiling and house Tillandsia plants, which need only air to survive, while “A Thermodynamic Imaginary” considers … Read the rest

Body adornment has always included body painting, tattooing, and other kinds of body art, this has been the case over the ages; but in recent times, body art has become more varied and endlessly creative. Thomas Nozkowski: Recent Work (exhibition catalogue). Interview by Garth Lewis. New York: The Pace Gallery, 2010. Number 31 (One) – During the summer and autumn of 1950, Jackson Pollock completed three black paintings in quick sequence, Number 31 being the first of three. This oil and enamel on canvas shows off his mastery of the “drip” technique. What is unique about this painting is that there is no specific point of focus and there is no obvious pattern or repetition; nevertheless, the chaos is controlled. Some of the enamel is matte, and some glossy. The colours weave through one another, like a spider web’s threads of blues and grays, cut with black and white. Although … 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. Music predates recorded history, but its roots may lie in early human communication and rituals for healing. In traditional African cultures and rain forest cultures in other parts of the world, for example, music is connected with many of life’s vital patterns and occasions. In Western culture, however, as music became increasingly accepted as an art form, its therapeutic properties were mostly forgotten—rediscovered only when music therapy became an organized field in the early 1950s. Since then, a torrent of peer-reviewed clinical and scientific studies have focused on music’s therapeutic value in areas from reducing pain, to improving memory and cognition, to helping motor function. But even though we know how effective music therapy can be, the investigation of … Read the rest

Art buyers and collectors have many ways to acquire contemporary works of art, especially by living artists. EMPATHY is a fundamental feature of human interaction. It requires both cognitive (Dennett, 1989; Baron-Cohen, 1995) and affective (Davis, 1994) components that enable people to recognize the emotional and mental states of others, and to respond to these with appropriate emotions (Harris, Johnson, Hutton, Andrews, & Cooke, 1989; Baron-Cohen & Wheelwright, 2004). Empathy allows for the perception of another’s thoughts and feelings, and allows one to predict how they will behave (Whiten, 1991). Music listening and performance, which is a universal feature of human behavior (Blacking, 1995), also requires components of cognitive and affective processing. We listen and are exposed to music for hours each day (Motion Picture Association of America, Inc, 2007; Rentfrow, 2012), during which time we perceive the emotional and psychological content in music; interpret the thoughts, feelings, and proficiency … Read the rest

One of the most renowned artists of modern times, Andrew Wyeth continues to hold the American public enthrall with his almost photographic quality paintings. Sound Recording and Reproduction is an electrical, mechanical, electronic, or digital inscription and re-creation of sound waves, such as spoken voice, singing, instrumental music, or sound effects. The two main classes of sound recording technology are Analog Recording and Digital Recording Acoustic analog recording is achieved by a microphone diaphragm that can detect and sense the changes in atmospheric pressure caused by acoustic sound waves and record them as a mechanical representation of the sound waves on a medium such as a phonograph record (in which a stylus cuts grooves on a record). In magnetic tape recording, the sound waves vibrate the microphone diaphragm and are converted into a varying electric current, which is then converted to a varying magnetic field by an electromagnet, which makes … Read the rest

There are many wonderful artists in Norco, California, including face and body painters, caricaturists, portrait artists, and airbrush artists. Kertess, Klaus. 00: Drawings 2000 at Barbara Gladstone Gallery. Exh. cat. New York: Barbara Gladstone Gallery, 2000: 50. Nicholls, T. (2002). ‘Could I Play a Different Role?’: Group Music Therapy with Severely Learning Disabled Adolescents. In A. Davies & E. Richards (Eds.), Music Therapy and Group Work: Sound Company (pp. 231-246). London: Jessica Kingsley. Rattemeyer, Christian. Compass in Hand: Selections from the Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection. Exh. cat. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2009: 15-29, 80-81. An entirely different haiga , with a photograph, is based on a haiku by John Wills , a recently deceased American poet. I think it exemplifies how a haiga can be exponentially more than the sum of its parts. If you click on Wills’s name, you’ll see he wrote other haiku … Read the rest

Founded in 1979, Modernism has since presented more than 450 exhibitions, both historical and contemporary, in media ranging from painting to photography, sculpture to performance, by an international roster of artists. In 1995 she won the Teachers Whisky Travel Scholarship at the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts providing the opportunity to visit North Africa. This experience influenced much of her work in the subsequent years, changing both her style and interpretation to include a brighter palette and thicker paint. She has exhibited regularly since 1996 in both Edinburgh and London, with much of her work inspired by her study tours to Morocco, Tunisia, and Italy. In 1999 she was elected as a member of the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Art. Use our free service to get quotes for Henna Tattoo Artists in Canterbury. The work is based on a walk through the woods in Gros Morne Park with … Read the rest

Jackson Pollock, a great American painter of the 20th century, established a distinct way of painting that produced a major impact on the world of art. Further data were collected in order to determine children’s preferences for the musical selections. Children were asked to circle an icon representing whether they liked the piece, disliked the piece, or thought it was ok. Frequencies of responses were categorized by piece. Results of a two way chi square test indicate there was a significant difference among children’s preferences across pieces, Χ2 (372,10) = 54.35, p <001. the="" happy="" tonal="" piece="" received="" the="" most="" "like"="" responses,="" whereas="" the="" sad="" atonal="" piece="" was="" clearly="" the="" least="" liked="" selection.="" responses="" to="" the="" other="" four="" selections="" (sad="" tonal,="" happy="" and="" sad="" jazz="" pieces,="" and="" happy="" atonal="" piece)="" were="" more="" evenly="" distributed="" across="" preference="" categories.="" morris,="" lynda.="" strata:="" paintings,="" drawing="" and="" prints="" at="" the="" royal="" college="" of="" art="" galleries.="" exh.="" cat.="" london,="" 1974.="" also="" published="" in="" studio="" international="" (february,="" 1974):="" 92.="" nicholson,="" j.m.,="" berthelsen,="" d.,="" abad,="" v.,="" williams,="" k.,="" &="" bradley,="" j.="" (2008).="" impact="" of="" music="" therapy="" to="" promote="" positive="" parenting="" and="" child="" development.="" journal="" of="" health="" psychology,="" 13(2),="" 226-238.="" from="" the="" tate="" museum's="" website:="" abstract="" expressionism="" is="" the="" term="" applied="" to="" new="" forms="" of="" abstract="" art="" developed="" by="" american="" painters="" such="" as="" jackson="" pollock,="" mark="" rothko="" and="" willem="" de="" kooning="" in="" the="" 1940s="" and="" 1950s.="" it="" is="" often="" characterized="" by="" gestural="" brush-strokes="" or="" mark-making,="" and="" the="" impression="" of="" spontaneity.="" tsiris,="" g.,="" dives,="" t.,="" &="" prince,="" g.="" (2014).="" music="" therapy:="" evaluation="" of="" staff="" perceptions="" at="" st="" christopher's="" hospice. european="" journal="" of="" palliative="" care,="" 21(2),="" 72-75.="" some="" regions="" have="" elected="" to="" use="" only="" natural="" ochre="" pigment="" paints="" while="" others="" have="" chosen="" to="" use="" acrylic="" paints="" within="" a="" certain="" preferred="" tonal="" range.="" many="" of="" the="" artists="" do="" their="" painting="" in="" shared="" working="" areas,="" so="" ideas="" and="" techniques="" are="" readily="" observed="" and="" shared="" across="" generations="" within="" families.="" you="" want="" to="" make="" it="" fun.="" you="" want="" to="" make="" it="" memorable.="" you="" want="" to="" make="" it="" crazy.="" face="" painting="" la="" brings="" interactive="" entertainment="" to="" your="" birthday="" party.="" we="" have="" the="" skill="" to="" paint="" any="" theme,="" and="" we="" are="" well="" accustomed="" to="" high-profile="" clientele.="" in="" the="" last="" few="" decades,="" the="" rapid="" development="" of="" electronic="" music="" technologies="" has="" changed="" the="" way="" society="" interacts="" with="" music,="" which="" in="" turn="" impacts="" the="" profession="" of="" music="" therapy.="" though="" a="" few="" instances="" can="" be="" found,="" music="" therapy="" has="" not="" extensively="" explored="" the="" integration="" of="" new="" technology="" into="" clinical="" practice.="" however,="" current="" research="" trends="" show="" a="" willingness="" and="" excitement="" to="" explore="" the="" possibilities="" (nagler,="" 2011;="" ramsey,="" 2011;="" magee="" et="" al.,="" 2011;="" magee="" &="" burland,="" 2008;="" magee="" 2006).="" the="" project="" described="" in="" this="" paper="" intends="" to="" demonstrate="" one="" of="" these="" possibilities="" by="" combining="" modern="" technologies="" to="" create="" an="" interactive="" musical="" system="" with="" practical="" applications="" in="" music="" therapy.="" in="" addition="" to="" designing="" a="" practical="" tool,="" the="" project="" aims="" to="" question="" the="" role="" of="" technology="" in="" music="" therapy="" and="" to="" provoke="" discussion="" on="" the="" scope="" of="" the="" definition="" of="" technology="" in="" music="" therapy.="" the="" feminist="" movement="" flexed="" its="" muscles="" but="" it="" embraced="" neel="" as="" a="" personality="" and="" as="" a="" forerunner.="" feminist="" artists="" tended="" to="" work="" in="" other="" idioms:="" performance,="" photography,="" video="" and="" conceptually="" based="" practices.="" geske,="" norman="" a.,="" and="" karen="" janovy. the="" american="" painting="" collection="" of="" the="" sheldon="" memorial="" art="" gallery.="" entry="" hans="" hofmann”="" by="" norman="" a.="" geske,="" p.="" 88.="" lincoln:="" university="" of="" nebraska="" press,="" 1988.="" the="" cerebellum="" is="" located="" at="" the="" back="" of="" the="" head,="" below="" the="" cerebrum.="" the="" cerebellum="" helps="" to="" create="" smooth,="" flowing="" and="" integrated="" movements="" when="" hearing="" or="" playing="" music.="" it="" works="" in="" harmony="" with="" other="" parts="" of="" the="" brain="" to="" affect="" rhythmic="" movement="" in="" the="" body="" when="" moving="" in="" response="" to="" the="" music.="" the="" cerebellum="" allows="" a="" performer="" to="" move="" the="" body="" in="" accordance="" to="" reading="" or="" visualizing="" music="" when="" playing="" a="" musical="" instrument.="" hofmann="" went="" home="" for="" a visit="" in="" 1914.="" when="" world="" war="" i prevented="" his="" return="" to="" paris,="" he="" opened="" his="" school="" for="" modern="" art="" in="" a munich="" suburb.="" during="" the="" war="" years,="" hofmann="" became="" closely="" acquainted="" with="" kandinsky's="" work.(4)="" following="" the="" war,="" young="" americans="" began="" to="" flock="" to="" hofmann's="" school.="" carl="" holty,="" worth="" ryder,="" glenn="" wessels,="" vaclav="" vytlacil,="" and="" others="" studied="" in="" munich="" or="" attended="" his="" summer="" classes="" in="" bavaria,="" france,="" and="" italy.(5)="" in="" the="" summer="" of="" 1930,="" at="" the="" invitation="" of="" worth="" ryder,="" hofmann="" taught="" at="" the="" university="" of="" california,="" berkeley.="" he="" spent="" the="" next="" winter="" in="" germany,="" and="" the="" following="" spring="" returned="" to="" teach="" in="" los="" angeles="" (at="" the="" chouinard="" school="" of="" art)="" and="" at="" berkeley,="" where="" he="" wrote="" the="" first="" version="" of="" creation="" in="" form="" and="" color:="" a textbook="" for="" instruction="" in="" art.="" in="" 1932,="" he="" moved="" to="" new="" york.="" he="" taught="" for="" a year="" at="" the="" art="" students="" league,="" where="" his="" students="" included="" burgoyne="" diller,="" harry="" holtzman,="" and="" george="" mcneil.="" the="" following="" year="" he="" opened="" his="" new="" york="" school,="" and="" in="" the="" summer="" of="" 1935="" began="" annual="" summer="" sessions="" in="" provincetown,="" massachusetts.="" in="" 1958,="" at="" age="" seventy="" eight,="" hofmann="" finally="" gave="" up="" teaching="" to="" concentrate="" full="" time="" on="" painting.="" rose,="" barbara.="" ellsworth="" kelly:="" the="" focused="" vision.”="" ellsworth="" kelly:="" paintings="" and="" sculptures,="" 1963-1979.="" exh.="" cat.="" amsterdam:="" stedelijk="" museum,="" 1979:="" 1-24.="" the="" text="" is="" also="" published="" in="" german="" in="" the="" catalogue="" of="" the="" baden-baden="" venue="" of="" this="" exhibition,="" and="" in="" french="" in="" the="" catalogue="" of="" the="" paris="" venue.="" working="" primarily="" with="" videos="" and="" the="" installation="" form,="" paul="" says="" her="" work="" usually="" deals="" with="" philosophical="" questions="" that="" surround="" the="" concept="" of="" non-fiction.="" in="" other="" words,="" it="" is="" the="" theatre="" of="" factuality="" or="" the="" fact="" itself="" that="" i="" am="" interested="" in="" as="" an="" observer="" as="" well="" as="" an="" artist,"="" she="" says,="" adding="" that="" these="" regimes="" of="" fact="" or="" truth="" production="" offer="" insights="" into="" how="" time="" is="" structured="" and="" how="" things="" are="" remembered="" and="" archived.="" 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="">Read the rest

Download and customize slideshows, worksheets, and other resources for use in the classroom or self-guided learning. John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL. The Sidney Janis Painters: Albers, Baziotes, Gorky, Gottlieb, Guston, Kline, de Kooning, Motherwell, Pollock, Rothko. 8 April – 7 May 1961. Catalogue with texts by Dore Ashton and Kenneth Donahue; published in Bulletin (John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art) 1 (April 1961). In recent years we have begun to gain a firmer understanding of where and how music is processed in the brain, which should lay a foundation for answering evolutionary questions. Collectively, studies of patients with brain injuries and imaging of healthy individuals have unexpectedly uncovered no specialized brain center for music. Rather music engages many areas distributed throughout the brain, including those that are usually involved in other kinds of cognition. The active areas vary with the person’s individual experiences and musical … Read the rest

Art buyers and collectors have many ways to acquire contemporary works of art, especially by living artists. Demand for Jock MacInnes paintings increased to such an extent that he left Glasgow Art School to concentrate on full time painting in 1999. Prior to this MacInnes had been elected as a member of the prestigious RGI in 1988 and joined the Council of the RGI in 1995. Gold, C., Wigram, T., & Voracek, M. (2007). Effectiveness of music therapy for children and adolescents with psychopathology: A quasi-experimental study. Psychotherapy Research, 17(3), 292-300. Bernstein, Roberta. Red Green Blue: Distillations of Memory in Ellsworth Kelly’s Art.” Ellsworth Kelly: Red Green Blue. Paintings and Studies 1958-1965. Exh. cat. La Jolla: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 2002: 20-25. Bois, Yve-Alain. The Availability of Malevich.” Malevich and the American Legacy. Exh. cat. New York: Gagosian Gallery, 2011: 21-32, 98, 238. Beautiful images – particularly the … Read the rest