Da Vinci’s Magnum Opus

Andy Warhol was a famous and well-respected American ‘Pop’ artist, considered even as a ‘Post Renaissance Man’ for his unique and unmatched style. Explores a selection of musical traditions in order to gain an appreciation of musical diversity in terms of aesthetics and meanings. Interrogates the concept of world music” as a way of sustaining … Continue reading “Da Vinci’s Magnum Opus”

Andy Warhol was a famous and well-respected American ‘Pop’ artist, considered even as a ‘Post Renaissance Man’ for his unique and unmatched style. Explores a selection of musical traditions in order to gain an appreciation of musical diversity in terms of aesthetics and meanings. Interrogates the concept of world music” as a way of sustaining binaries between the West and the rest.” By studying the historical, political, economic, social, and aesthetic contexts of varied musical practices, offers students an opportunity to learn how music both reflects and shapes its cultural setting. Through varied pedagogical techniques, offers an informed and critical understanding of music as a meaningful form of human expression. Electronic Tuner is a device that detects and displays the Pitch of musical notes played on a musical instrument. “Pitch” is the highness or lowness of a musical note, which is typically measured in Hertz. Simple tuners indicate—typically with an analog needle-dial, LEDs, or an LCD screen—whether a pitch is lower, higher, or equal to the desired pitch. In the 2010s, software applications can turn a smartphone, tablet, or personal computer into a tuner. More complex and expensive tuners indicate pitch more precisely. Tuners vary in size from units that fit in a pocket to 19″ rack-mount units. Instrument technicians, piano tuners, and violin-family luthiers typically use more expensive, accurate tuners. The simplest tuners detect and display tuning only for a single pitch—often “A” or “E”—or for a small number of pitches, such as the six used in the standard tuning of a guitar (E,A,D,G,B,E). More complex tuners offer chromatic tuning for all 12 pitches of the equally tempered octave. Some electronic tuners offer additional features, such as pitch calibration, temperament options, the sounding of a desired pitch through an amplifier plus speaker, and adjustable “read-time” settings that affect how long the tuner takes to measure the pitch of the note. Among the most accurate tuning devices, strobe tuners work differently than regular electronic tuners. They are stroboscopes that flicker a light at the same frequency as the note. The light shines on a wheel that spins at a precise speed. The interaction of the light and regularly-spaced marks on the wheel creates a stroboscopic effect that makes the marks for a particular pitch appear to stand still when the pitch is in tune. These can tune instruments and audio devices more accurately than most non-strobe tuners. However, mechanical strobe units are expensive and delicate, and their moving parts require periodic servicing, so they are used mainly in applications that require higher precision, such as by professional instrument makers and repair experts.

Rosenthal, Mark. Abstraction in the Twentieth Century: Total Risk, Freedom, Discipline. Entry Hans Hofmann” by Rebecca Butterfield, p. 289. New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; distributed by Abrams, 1996. The museum owns several paintings and sculptures by some of the most important artists participating in vanguard movements in Europe before and during World War I, including Constantin Brancusi, Marc Chagall, Jacob Epstein, Natalia Goncharova, Henri Matisse, Amadeo Modigliani, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso and Gino Severini. Photography is the science , art, application and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, either electronically by means of an image sensor , or chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film. “A Picture may paint a thousand words or a picture is worth a thousand words, but of course words and descriptions are needed because most people cannot fully understand a picture or a video all alone by itself”. After art college Tom Watt undertook a career in teaching where he was ultimately working as Head of Art at James Gillespie’s High School in Edinburgh. During this time most of his paintings produced by Tom Watt were commissioned art pieces. He eventually left Art Education and since then has spent the last 20 years devoting himself entirely to painting. Nickel, A.K., Hillecke, T.K., & Oelkers-Ax, R., et al. (2005). Effectiveness of music therapy in the treatment of children with migraine headache. Cephalalgia, 25(8), 659. Painting of silk requires the use of a substance called gutta to control hard edge lines or prevent dye from reaching certain spaces. Gutta blocks the dye from entering the silk. After colours are dry, the gutta is dissolved by steam reveal the untouched area. Gutta is similar to rubber cement. The dyes are primary colours mixed to produce all others. An application similar to watercolour is used. The colours tend to blend and bleed. They are also transparent which allows light to be seen through the silk. This piece also has metallic threads embroidered throughout it. As for American artists, I spent my college and post-grad years learning about European artists and the influences they had on Americans. It was only much later in my life that I began to appreciate American artists as a genre, a happening, unto themselves. Bad At Sports is a weekly podcast about contemporary art. Founded in 2005, the podcast focuses on presenting the practices of artists, curators, critics, dealers and other art professionals who are shaping the present and future of art.

Tuastad, L., & ‘Grady, L. (2013). Music therapy inside and outside prison – A freedom practice? Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, 22(3), 210-232. Parts for the table were handcarved. The surface decoration is created with a chipcarving method where a knife or chisel is used to chip the surface, then the piece is cut away. It was used most often to create geometric motifs. No Man’s Land, on view in the Melvin Blake and Frank Purnell Gallery, is devoted to six artists who have each reimagined the representation of landscape, creating personal interpretations of the world around them. Working across decades, geographies and media, Luchita Hurtado, Doris Lindo Lewis, Loren MacIver, Georgia ‘Keeffe, Beverly Pepper and Kay Sage explored the metaphoric possibilities of both real and imagined landscapes, often through the use of symbols that allude to female experiences. Patient Process (exhibition catalogue). Text by Donald Doe. Grinnell, Iowa: Faulconer Gallery, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, Grinnell College, 2001: illustrated. Cummings, Paul. A Dictionary of Contemporary American Artists. 6th ed. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1994. Opera is an art form in which singers and musicians perform a dramatic work combining text (libretto) and musical score, usually in a theatrical setting. In traditional opera, singers do two types of singing: recitative, a speech-inflected style and arias, a more melodic style. Opera incorporates many of the elements of spoken theatre, such as acting, scenery, and costumes and sometimes includes dance. Anna Netrebko – “Pie Jesu” (youtube) – Hayley Westenra – Pie Jesu (live) (youtube) – Schubert – Ave Maria (youtube) – Giacomo Puccini – Aria of Lauretta from Opera “Gianni Schicchi” (youtube). Preventive intervention models in at-risk populations have not been given adequate attention in the field of music therapy research. As a result, there is little-to-no current framework for developing evidence-based interventions in at-risk populations, especially during adolescence. This clinical case study exemplifies an emerging evidence-based framework for interventions with at-risk adolescent females and describes the outcomes of a songwriting intervention. For purposes of this study, “at-risk” has been operationally defined as an imbalance between typical developmental expectations and the increasing adverse effects on later development based on population-specific factors (Armstrong & Boothroyd, 2007; Crosnoe, Wirth, Pianta, Leventhal & Pierce, 2010; McWhirter, et al., 1998; Perry, 2006; Smokowski, Mann, Reynolds & Fraser, 2004).

10: A Ten Year Anniversary Exhibition, Revolution Gallery, Ferndale, Michigan, January 24-February 28, 2004. Hurt, C., Rice, R., McIntosh, G., & Thaut, M. (1998). Rhythmic auditory stimulation in gait training for patients with traumatic brain injury. Journal of Music Therapy, 35(4), 228-241. When you take a look at the career path of many established street artists working today you cannot help but notice that mural painting is one of the capital parts in their body of work. There is a point in the career of every street artist when he wants to take his artistry on the next level, and you can’t go bigger than trying your chances in the field of mural painting. For those emerging talents who aspire to enter the scene of street muralists, there are some serious things to consider regarding the mural painting techniques, tools, choice of the materials and the location. Let’s face it, mural painting is time-consuming and expensive work especially in large-scale projects. It is rarely done against the law and often requires permission, sometimes not so easily obtained. Those who entered this market in the past three years found Chinese contemporary art to be a surefire bet as prices doubled with each sale. Sotheby’s first New York sale of Asian contemporary art, dominated by Chinese artists, brought a total of $13 million in March 2006; the same sale this past March garnered $23 million, and Sotheby’s Hong Kong sale of Chinese contemporary art in April totaled nearly $34 million. Christie’s Hong Kong has had sales of Asian contemporary art since 2004. Its 2005 sales total of $11 million was dwarfed by the $40.7 million total from a single evening sale in May of this year. Georgia ‘Keeffe finally settled down in Abiquiu, New Mexico, after her husband’s death in 1949. She continued to fascinate the world with her emotive and simple paintings of exotic southwestern landscapes. By the time her illustrious career ended with her death in 1986, Georgia had carved a niche for herself and had left behind a legacy, which became a major source of inspiration for the other artists. This feasibility study was designed to address several questions: Can music synthesizer novices without written or verbal instructions (1) enjoy exploring the device, (2) discover functions of important buttons and (3) create and record a layered product and if so, within what time frame? Answers to these questions, if positive, may provide support for a protocol for using music synthesizer explorations as interventions in medical music therapy programs, particularly for adolescent and adult patients.

SuzieQ42: I had another hub featuring handicapped artists planned but couldn’t get permission to use their photos or information. She is new to meThanks for the info. In 1995 Robert Kelsey decided to leave art teaching for a full-time career as an artist. Success soon followed and Kelsey has enjoyed many successful art exhibitions in Britain, Europe and the United States. Robert’s contemporary paintings can also be found in several corporate art collections. In 1998 he was awarded a diploma from Paisley Art Institute. Vigorous brush strokes were made with a large paintbrush. Some strokes are partially blended. The artist added touches of chalk pastel in another colour. Tile Art is a small arrangement of tiles, or in some cases a single tile, with a painted pattern or image on top. It is often used as an umbrella term that includes other forms of tile-based art, such as mosaics, micromosaics , and stained glass. Unlike mosaics, tile art can include larger pieces of tiles that are pre-decorated. While mosaics use pieces of tesserae or another material to construct a pattern from small components, other methods, such as engraving, carving , and molding may be used in tile art. While mosaics are considered a type of tile art, there are many other forms that are also considered tile art. Janata had subjects listen to excerpts of 30 different songs through headphones while recording their brain activity with functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI. The songs were chosen randomly from top 100” charts from years when each subject would have been 8 to 18 years old. After each excerpt, the subject was asked to answer questions about song, including whether the song was familiar, enjoyable, or linked to a specific autobiographical memory. Janata found that songs linked to strong emotions and memories corresponded with fMRI images that had greater activity in the upper part of the medial pre-frontal cortex, which sits right behind the forehead. This suggests that upper medial pre-frontal cortex, which is also responsible for supporting and retrieving long-term memories, acts as a hub” that links together music, emotions, and memories. The discovery may help to explain why music can elicit strong responses from people with Alzheimer’s disease, said the study’s author, Petr Janata. Kelly, Ellsworth. Artist’s statement. Cahiers d’Art (October 2012): 52-53. The text is also published in a French edition of this book. In addition to Red Rag Scottish Art Gallery Louis McNally art work has been exhibited at other leading Scottish Art Galleries. Each painting at Red Rag is sourced from the Louis McNally artist studio and like all Red Rag Scottish art and Contemporary art it can be shipped worldwide.