History, Characteristics, Movements

Andy Warhol was a famous and well-respected American ‘Pop’ artist, considered even as a ‘Post Renaissance Man’ for his unique and unmatched style. I wondered: Could our processing of music be so different, or so basic, that abilities relating to it remained accessible in people so limited in function? In 1978, little was known about music and brain function. Today, as a result of exponentially increasing research, particularly over the past five years, we can venture some initial answers to my question. Music has been shown to trigger the nucleus accumbens in the brain, and that structure is also associated with dopamine, the chemical the brain releases during eating and sex, so experts believe that music is biologically desired and rewarded. There was another study that used an fMRI machine to examine the activity of the nucleus accumbens while people listened to music. Researchers played 60 clips of novel songs … Read the rest

Andy Warhol was a famous and well-respected American ‘Pop’ artist, considered even as a ‘Post Renaissance Man’ for his unique and unmatched style. I wondered: Could our processing of music be so different, or so basic, that abilities relating to it remained accessible in people so limited in function? In 1978, little was known about music and brain function. Today, as a result of exponentially increasing research, particularly over the past five years, we can venture some initial answers to my question. Music has been shown to trigger the nucleus accumbens in the brain, and that structure is also associated with dopamine, the chemical the brain releases during eating and sex, so experts believe that music is biologically desired and rewarded. There was another study that used an fMRI machine to examine the activity of the nucleus accumbens while people listened to music. Researchers played 60 clips of novel songs … Read the rest

Fantasy Abstract Art

In these days of budget cuts and limited resources, it’s often the case that fine arts classes are the first to be cut. 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.="" donald="" maclean="" (b.1962)="" is="" a="" scottish="" artist="" producing="" still="" life="" and="" landscape="" paintings.="" brought="" up="" in="" paisley,="" scotland,="" donald="" studied="" fine="" art="" (sculpture)="" at="" glasgow="" school="" of="" art="" from="" 1980-85.="" much="" of="" his="" student="" work="" explored="" organic="" forms="" and="" textures="" through="" clay="" and="" wax="" modelling,="" and="" bronze="" casting.="" rapaport,="" brooke="" kamin.="" the="" great="" mystery="" of="" things="" -="" aspects="" of="" vital="" forms="" in="" american="" art.”="" vital="" forms:="" american="" art="" and="" design="" in="" the="" atomic="" age="" 1940-1960.="" exh.="" cat.="" new="" york:="" brooklyn="" museum="" of="" art,="" 2001:="" 118-119.="" this="" tranquil="" painting="" of="" the="" railway="" bridge="" has="" a="" strangely="" modern="" feel="" about="" it,="" perhaps="" because="" this="" bridge,="" and="" others="" very="" like="" it,="" are="" still="" part="" of="" the="" landscape="" today.="" smeijsters,="" h.,="" &="" van="" den="" hurk,="" j.="" (1999).="" music="" therapy="" helping="" to="" work="" through="" grief="" and="" finding="" a="" personal="" identity. journal="" of="" music="" therapy,="" 36(3),="" 222-252.="" the="" exhibition groups="" +="" pairs="" 2016="" -="" 2020="" features 116="" new="" and="" existing="" works="" and="" is="" a="" dedication="" to="" nixon's elegant="" experiments="" in="" non-objective="" painting.="" view="" the="" exhibition="" online.="" gagosian="" gallery,="" new="" york.="" arshile="" gorky:="" paintings="" and="" drawings,="" 1929="" -="" 1942.="" 27="" october="" 1998="" -="" 9="" january="" 1999.="" catalogue="" with="" texts="" by="" david="" sylvester="" et="" al.="" pueblo="" artists="" have="" been="" making="" pottery="" for="" two="" millennia,="" and="" the="" works="" on="" view="" not="" only="" reflect="" ancestral="" knowledge—in="" the="" maker's="" use="" of="" materials,="" methods,="" and="" motifs—but="" also="" express="" the="" potter's="" individuality="" in="" her="" choice="" of="" size,="" shape,="" and design.="" 55="" mercer:="" 12="" years="" (exhibition="" catalogue).="" texts="" by="" lawrence="" alloway="" and="" joseph="" masheck.="" new="" york:="" 55="" mercer="" street,="" 1983:="" illustrated.="" now="" then="" again="" -="" contemporary="" art="" in="" dallas="" 1949-1989.="" exh.="" cat.="" dallas:="" dallas="" museum="" of="" art,="" 1989:="" 38,="" 73.="" sixty="" healthy="" female="" volunteers="" (mean="" age="25" years)="" were="" exposed="" to="" a="" standardized="" psychosocial="" stress="" test="" after="" having="" been="" randomly="" assigned="" to="" one="" of="" three="" different="" conditions="" prior="" to="" the="" stress="" test:="" 1)="" relaxing="" music="" (‘miserere',="" allegri)="" (rm),="" 2)="" sound="" of="" rippling="" water="" (sw),="" and="" 3)="" rest="" without="" acoustic="" stimulation="" (r).="" salivary="" cortisol="" and="" salivary="" alpha-amylase="" (saa),="" heart="" rate="" (hr),="" respiratory="" sinus="" arrhythmia="" (rsa),="" subjective="" stress="" perception="" and="" anxiety="" were="" repeatedly="" assessed="" in="" all="" subjects.="" authors="" hypothesized="" that="" listening="" to="" rm="" prior="" to="" the="" stress="" test,="" compared="" to="" sw="" or="" r="" would="" result="" in="" a="" decreased="" stress="" response="" across="" all="" measured="" parameters.="" texture:="" strong="" textures="" within="" all="" colours="" and="" areas.="" lines="" and="" movement:="" strong="" upward="" bursting="" thrust="" due="" to="" the="" direction="" of="" line.="" thomas="" nozkowski="" (exhibition="" catalogue).="" texts="" by="" marc="" mayer="" and="" robert="" storr.="" ottawa,="" ontario:="" the="" national="" gallery="" of="" canada,="">Read the rest

Rethinking The Role Of Music In The Neurodevelopment Of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Henri Laurens was a French sculptor and Illustrator, born in Paris, on February 18, 1885, in a worker’s family. Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright Art Gallery, NY. Twenty-fifth Annual Exhibition of Selected Paintings by American Artists. 26 April – 22 June 1931. Catalogue. Miller, Lillian B., ed. The Peale Family. Exh. cat. New York: Abbeville Press in association with the Trust for Museum Exhibitions and the National Portrait Gallery, 1996. Perry, Vicky. Abstract Painting: Concepts and Techniques. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 2005. Hunter, Sam. Modern American Painting and Sculpture. New York: Dell Publishing, 1959. Music plays an important role in the socialization of children and adolescents. Listening to popular music is considered by society to be a part of growing up. Music provides entertainment and distraction from problems and serves as a way to relieve tension and boredom. Some studies have reported that adolescents use popular music to deal with … Read the rest

Pal Csaba Artist Hungary

Superflat is the Japanese postmodern art movement. Monroe Isenberg is one of five artists invited to create and show a new work at the Greater Reston Arts Center This year, artists worked under the guidance of GMU curator Don Russell, to answer the question, “if you could do anything, what would it be?” The answers are on view until February 9, 2019. Särkämö, T., Tervaniemi, M., Laitinen, S., Forsblom, A., Soinila, S., Mikkonen, M., Laine, M. (2008). Music listening enhances cognitive recovery and mood after middle cerebral artery stroke. Brain: A Journal of Neurology, 131(3), 866-876. Musical instruments developed independently in many populated regions of the world. However, contact among civilizations caused rapid spread and adaptation of most instruments in places far from their origin. By the Middle Ages, instruments from Mesopotamia were in maritime Southeast Asia, and Europeans played instruments from North Africa. Development in the Americas occurred at … Read the rest

Psychiatry And Music

American contemporary artist, Jasper Johns, Jr., was born on May 15, 1930, in Augusta, Georgia. Each method is tried, tested, and proven as a good source of income by artists everywhere. To follow this artist and get updates on new work & exclusives, you must be signed into your Artspace account. Don’t have one? Create one now. In celebration of Black History Month, N4th Gallery proudly presents the exhibit Henry Kennison: Starting Over. Kennison is a native of New Orleans who survived eight long days with his neighbors in the toxic flood waters from Hurricane Katrina and like so many survivors, lost everything on that traumatic first day. Following his rescue and much confusion Kennison was sent to Albuquerque. Since his arrival in September of 2006, he has been continually denied assistance from FEMA. Despite all of these setbacks, Henry continues to persevere and create artwork. Starting Over is the … Read the rest

Jackson Pollock Dripped His Way To Modern Art Stardom

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. Boso, M., Emanuele, E., Minazzi, V., Abbamonte, M., & Politi, P. (2007). Effect of long-term interactive music therapy on behavior profile and musical skills in young adults with severe autism. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 13(7), 709-712. The Tate Gallery 1980-82: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions. London: Tate Gallery Publications, 1984. While reading this blog you may wonder, this has nothing to do with art, artists, or museums.” Well, you don’t always get what you anticipate—regardless of planning—what you think you deserve, or what you feel you are entitled to. Through our partnership with the Artistic LA network, … Read the rest

The Four Elements Of Music

Lyonel Charles Feininger or Lyonel Feininger, the German-American ‘Expressionist’ painter, printmaker, and caricaturist, was born on July 17, 1871. Rosenthal, Mark. Ellsworth Kelly.” Artists at Gemini G.E.L.: Celebrating the 25th Year. Newport Beach, California: Newport Harbor Art Museum, 1993. Ian Donaldson paints a peopled world of color and shapes in fluid motion. Casey Ferguson presents scuba divers, hula dancers and musical fish in fantastical settings. Orlando Najar’s portraits reflect his favorite interests—superheroes and wrestlers. Ralph Gonzales makes deeply layered compositions of environments of movement and color. And Doreen Navarette shows a wonderful series of vigorously painted images in her first exhibit of work created at VSA arts of New Mexico. Blanton Museum of Art: 110 Favorites from the Collection. Austin: Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas Press, 2013. Thomas Nozkowski: Recent Paintings + Works on Paper, Paul Cava Gallery, Philadelphia, May 4-29, 1993. The 19th century also witnessed … Read the rest