Jean Dubuffet, one of the most famous European artists of the postwar era, had an imagination that knew no bounds. In his rough-hewn paintings, drawings, and sculptures ranging from abstraction to childlike figuration, he envisioned altered states in which humanity existed in a form that he believed was closer to its origins. A ceaseless experimenter in the way of materials and forms, he advocated for self-taught or “outsider” practitioners in the field.

These days, Dubuffet may be best known for his large-scale sculptures, which resemble masses of white organic forms sharply outlined in black. He had intended for Le cirque (1970) to be among his monumental ones, but it was never fully realized in a large-scale format—until now. Starting on September 18, Pace Gallery will show a newly fabricated version of Le cirque in its New York gallery. “He both imagined that these things eventually would become physically real … Read the rest

The organizers of Art Basel Miami Beach announced today that they had been forced to cancel the scheduled 2020 edition of the fair, which was set to take place during the first week of December in Florida. The news was announced after trading closed on the Swiss stock exchange, where the fair’s financially embattled parent company, MCH, is publicly traded.

“It is with great regret and disappointment that we announce the cancellation of our December show in Miami Beach, as we know how crucial our show is for our galleries, as well as for the greater Miami arts community and economy,” Noah Horowitz, Art Basel’s Americas director, said in a statement. “We thank everyone who shared their perspectives and insights with us over the past months and weeks and look forward to returning to Miami Beach next year to deliver a successful show.”

Among the main reasons cited for the … Read the rest

The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis recently announced a reorganization of part of its staff, which has resulted in a shuffling of its workers. Nine positions are being created, and five are being eliminated. The most high-profile position to come out of this restructuring is a new senior-level head of public engagement, learning, and impact, which will be held by Nisa Mackie, who was previously the Walker’s director of education and public programs. A head of content and communications position is also expected to be created, though it has not yet been filled.

Part of the museum’s elimination of several positions includes the loss of the Walker Reader, a digital magazine that published critical texts by artists, curators, and writers about current politics and their impact on art and institutions. For many in the art world, the Walker Reader, which had generated a loyal and international readership, … Read the rest

Galerie Blue Square is dedicated to celebrating the talents of artists inspired by the principles and philosophies of the Russian avant-garde. 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. 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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="" 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="">… Read the rest

Sara’s Parlour Face Painting is a contemporary face and body art company based in Birmingham. Argires, Eugenia. Thomas Nozkowski: Beaver College Art Gallery.” Art Matters, 3 November 1991. Smith, Roberta. Dear Gallery: It Was Fun, but I’m Moving Up” (PaceWildenstein exhibition review). The New York Times, 18 April 2008: E29, E36, illustrated. Blake is a recent graduate of the University of Western Ontario and has a specialization in English Literature and Cultural Studies. Blake was the Western University USC Visual Art Director. Blake has grown up surrounded by the art at Abbozzo Gallery and beyond. Julien Levy Gallery, New York. Arshile Gorky: Paintings. 16 April – 4 May 1946. Checklist. Marzio, Peter C. American Art and Philanthropy: Twenty Years of Collecting at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (includes artist’s statements). Catalogue entry Sparks, 1957” by Alison de Lima Greene, p. 318. Houston: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2010. … Read the rest

Piet Mondrian (born March 7, 1872) was a Dutch painter who played a pioneering role in bringing art forms, such as ‘Neo-Plasticism’ and ‘Cubism,’ into limelight. The rules of ‘Contemporary Arts’ could never trap him. During the 1920s, Laurens’ style evolved. He abandoned the sharp geometric shapes of ‘Cubism’ and adapted a less ‘Abstract’ and more sensuous ‘Curvilinear’ style to give a decorative effect. Critics often described Laurens’ works as innovative and uninhibited. His works spanned from ‘Collage Making,’ to ‘Poster Painting,’ to ‘Engraving,’ and ‘Theater Designing.’ “Bunch of Grapes” (1922), “Seated Woman” (1930), “Oceanid” (1933), “The Farewell” (1941), “Water Sprites” (1933), “Bathers” (1931), and “Autumn” (1948), are a few examples of the exceptional works he did in his lifetime. In 1938, he exhibited with Braque and Picasso, in the key Scandinavian cities. Knight, Christopher. The Barry Lowen Collection. Exh. cat. Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art, 1986. Odell-Miller, H. … Read the rest

Impressionism was called “The New Painting” and just what did the nineteenth-century artistic world mean by that? The V&A Jameel Gallery, home to outstanding Islamic art, is the exhibition area for art works created by short-listed competitors for the Jameel Prize 2011. Sidney Janis Gallery, New York. 10 American Painters: Josef Albers, William Baziotes, Arshile Gorky, Adolph Gottlieb, Philip Guston, Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko. 7 May – 2 June 1961. Catalogue. Aug. 5-9. Ages 4-7. Paint, paper, textiles, and beyond — explore all kinds of media as you learn about the elements of art and principles of design. Young artists let their creativity soar as they create art incorporating different materials every day. $200 ($160 museum members). 803-799-2810. 1515 Main St. Magill, L. (2009). The meaning of the music: The role of music in palliative care music therapy as perceived by bereaved caregivers … Read the rest

Figurative art, alternatively known as figurativism, is a style in art forms -predominantly in paintings and sculptures. Standing wave is a combination of two waves moving in opposite directions, each having the same amplitude and frequency. Musical tones are tones generated by standing waves produced in or on the musical instrument. Musical instruments produce pitches by trapping sound waves by making them bounce back and forth between two or more surfaces or points. Musical instruments i.e. the container has to be the perfect size (length) for a certain wavelength, so that waves bouncing back or being produced at each end reinforce each other, instead of interfering with each other and cancelling each other out. And it really helps to keep the container very narrow, so that you don’t have to worry about waves bouncing of the sides and complicating things. So you have a bunch of regularly-spaced waves that are … Read the rest