September 27, 2020

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Your life is Art

David Sharpe (Artist)

Superflat is the Japanese postmodern art movement. A key feature of the art scene in the 21st century (and of many sectors of 21st-century life) is the impact of globalization – the accelerating interconnectivity of human activity and information across time and space. Aided by the internet and mass media, awareness of the vitality of contemporary art in localities around the globe has grown exponentially. Anyone with access to the internet can follow developments in Shanghai, Sydney, São Paulo, or Nairobi. Simultaneously the increased movement of artists across borders and oceans has added to the intermixing of influences and artistic vocabularies. For example, Wangechi Mutu , originally from Kenya, pursued further education in South Wales and then in the United States. Her collaged images of women are informed by African tribal arts, 20th-century European and American collage artists, and the latest illustrations from fashion, pornography, and medical sources. Li, X.M., Zhou, K.N., Yan, H., Wang, D.L., & Zhang, Y.P. (2012). Effects of music therapy on anxiety of patients with breast cancer after radical mastectomy: A randomized clinical trial. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68(5), 1145-1155. Or, let’s take a new form of therapy called Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) which reliably reduces stress-related neurochemicals. The main study regarding this shows that the treatment is less effective than when the images are shown in silence. However, the study fails to test with only music and no imagery. What if their results were simply the difference between boredom and non-boredom? If they had been in silence, but asked to walk in a slow circle, would that have had similar results? Boredom, too, we will discuss in later posts. Moszynska, Anna. Reinheit und Glaube – Die Lockung der Abstraktion.” Die Epoche der Moderne Kunst im 20. Jahrhundert. Exh. cat. Stuttgart: Verlag Gerd Hatje and Berlin: Zeitgeist Gesellschaft e.V., 1997. This course will explore how technology shaped, enhanced and defined the music of The Beatles. In doing so their music will also be studied for its musical materials, stylistic content, the sound qualities of recordings, cultural impacts, and extra-musical aspects, as well as the music and cultural ideas that influenced the music of The Beatles. Selected solo recordings and compositions of the artists will also be examined to trace the growth of ideas and materials with their roots in The Beatles’ music. N4th Gallery is pleased to present The Road Ahead, a national traveling exhibit of contemporary art merging the artists and interests of nine centers across the United States serving artists with disabilities. From Washington state to Washington DC, from Portland Maine to Plano, Texas, The Road Ahead features work by 32 artists as it travels for two years, stopping in nine cities, with each participating center hosting the exhibit.

Sidney Janis Gallery, New York. Paintings by Arshile Gorky from 1929 to 1948. 5 February – 3 March 1962. Catalogue. Nothing much beats the feeling of pride when people stop and admire your art. Gaining peoples respect and admiration is just one aspect of being a successful artist. Trouble is, most of us had a very poor art education at school, and most of the great traditional methods and techniques of previous masters were lost to our generation following the “modern art” era. In addition to Red Rag Modern Art Gallery Helen Wilson has exhibited at other leading Modern Art Galleries. Each painting at Red Rag is sourced from the Helen Wilson artist studio and like all Red Rag Scottish art and Modern art it can be shipped worldwide. The brain changes that musical training entails are numerous and well-documented: they involve brain regions important for auditory processing, coordination of fast movements and cognitive control, as well as sensory-to-motor coupling mechanisms. Music increases brain plasticity, changing neural pathways. In general, trained musicians exhibit greater volume and cortical thickness in auditory cortex (Heschl’s gyrus). These regions are most likely responsible for fine pitch categorization and discrimination, as well as for temporal processing. Structural differences due to musical training extend to motor and sensorimotor cortices, to premotor and supplementary motor regions, and involve subcortical structures such as the basal ganglia and the cerebellum. This neuronal circuitry is engaged in motor control and fine motor planning (e.g., finger motions) during music performance as well as in motor learning. The involvement of brain regions that are believed to contain mirror neurons (e.g., posterior inferior frontal gyrus) during music perception is enhanced in musicians compared with nonmusicians. Differences are also observed in terms of brain connectivity (i.e., white matter). For example, musicians exhibit greater midsagittal size of the corpus callosum. This structure, supporting the interaction between the two hemispheres, may be the substrate of coordinated movement of right and left hand (e.g., for the performance of complex bimanual motor sequences). The mounting evidence from cross-sectional studies shows that brain plasticity can differentiate musicians from nonmusicians. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. American Art at Mid-Century I. 28 October 1973 – 6 January 1974. Catalogue with text by William C. Seitz. The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH. The Modern Art Society, The Center’s Early Years 1939 – 1954: An Exhibition in Celebration of the Fortieth Anniversary of the Contemporary Arts Center. 13 October – 25 November 1979. Catalogue with texts by Ruth K. Meyer et al.

Baker, Kenneth. Ellsworth Kelly’s ‘Rebound’.” Arts Magazine vol. 51, no. 1 (September, 1976): 110-111. Walworth, D., Rumana, C.S., Nguyen, J., & Jarred, J. (2008). Effects of live music therapy sessions on quality of life indicators, medications administered and hospital length of stay for patients undergoing elective surgical procedures for brain. Journal of Music Therapy, 45(3), 349-359. Negative space is a very important part of this work. Contrast exists between the solid frame and delicate interior. Colours are subtle and warm. The wire wrapping and twining contributes to the pattern of the piece. Though a set, each retains its individuality. This is an innovative, non-traditional shape. Contrast exists between the softness of the fabric these will be attached to and the hardness of the metal. Brooks, D. (2002). A holistic description of beginning trainee experiences in live observation GIM supervision. Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, 11(2), 142-151. De Vries, D., Beck, T., Stacey, B., Winslow, K., & Meines, K. (2015). Music as a therapeutic intervention with autism: A systematic review of the literature. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 49(3), 220. Having somewhere to hang your picture to dry is a great idea. If you’re using poster paints in a group setting, why not set up a line using drawing pins and string, then clip pictures up with clothes pegs. This allows paintings to dry and creates an instant gallery of colourful, joyful artwork for everyone to admire. Pavlicevic, M. (2011). Just Don’t Do It: A Group’s Micro Journey into Music and Life. In A. Meadows (Ed.), Developments in Music Therapy Practice: Case Study Perspectives (pp. 268-279). New Hampshire: Barcelona. Literature Review is a type of review article. A literature review is a scholarly paper , which includes the current knowledge including substantive findings, as well as theoretical and methodological contributions to a particular topic. Literature reviews are secondary sources, and do not report new or original experimental work. Most often associated with academic-oriented literature, such reviews are found in academic journals , and are not to be confused with book reviews that may also appear in the same publication. Literature reviews are a basis for research in nearly every academic field. A narrow-scope literature review may be included as part of a peer-reviewed journal article presenting new research, serving to situate the current study within the body of the relevant literature and to provide context for the reader. In such a case, the review usually precedes the methodology and results sections of the work. Producing a literature review may also be part of graduate and post-graduate student work, including in the preparation of a thesis, dissertation, or a journal article. Literature reviews are also common in a research proposal or prospectus (the document that is approved before a student formally begins a dissertation or thesis ).

Human figures and even animal figures are quite commonly found as examples of works of this kind. Yet the scope of this style is not confined to the geometric replicas of living beings. In conjunction with abstract forms and styles, any modern art replicating the real world has been referred to this form by the authors of Tate Institute Glossary. According to this viewpoint any figurative works is also representational and abstract creation is a special derivative of the representational art. Moreover, this opinion continues to project that non-representational or non-objective art is certainly not abstract. Guétin, S., Portet, F., Picot, M.C., Pommié, C., Messaoudi, M., Djabelkir, L., Olsen, A.L., Cano, M.M., Lecourt, E. & Touchon, J. (2009). Effect of music therapy on anxiety and depression in patients with Alzheimer’s type dementia: Randomized, controlled study. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 28(1), 36-46. American Prints in Black and White, 1900 – 1950: Selections from the Collection of Reba and Dave Williams (organized by the American Federation of the Arts, New York). Traveled to the Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, 6 April – 1 June 1991; Columbus Museum, GA, 29 June – 24 August 1991; Newark Museum, NJ, 21 September – 16 November 1991; MacDonald Stewart Art Center, Guelph, Canada, 14 December 1991 – 8 February 1992; Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Canada, 28 March – 24 May 1992; Brunnier Gallery and Museum, Iowa State University, Ames, 23 August – 18 October 1992; Heckscher Museum, Huntington, NY, 7 November 1992 – 10 January 1993; Dallas Museum of Art, TX, 7 February – 4 April 1993. Catalogue with texts by Karen F. Beall and David W. Kiehl. The Inspiration Comes From Nature, Part II, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, June 1987. Apart from the Cochrane review, we found four other review-cum meta-analyses on music therapy and schizophrenia. Yi et al. 98 reviewed 11 articles, synthesized six RCTs and concluded that short-term effect of music therapy is positive for patients with chronic schizophrenia. They too concluded that short-term effect of music therapy (especially on negative symptoms and general psychopathology) is positive for patients with chronic schizophrenia. Silverman 99 conducted meta-analysis on 19 studies and indicated that music therapy has proven efficacy on psychosis. In addition, they commented that no differing effects of live versus recording, active versus receptive and classical versus non-classical forms were noted. Gold et al. 58 combined all existing prospective studies and examined the influence of study design, disorder type and number of sessions. They found that in schizophrenia patients, music therapy when added to standard care has significant effects on negative symptoms, depression, anxiety and global functioning.

Charging by the hour, they provide a variety of designs from cute and simple to intricate and complex. They also use only cosmetic grade products that are entirely hypoallergenic and non-toxic that will work well even on sensitive skin. A wonderful party deserves only wonderful face paint art and Faces By Julie can surely deliver the job right. New Acquisitions: Dayton’s Gallery 12. Exh. cat. Minneapolis: Dayton’s Gallery, 1970. Hoskyns, S. (2011). Collaborative conversations in focus group research: Music therapists reflect on combining research and practice. New Zealand Journal of Music Therapy, 9, 32-60. Encouraged by the promising potential of music as an intervention ( Kemper and Danhauer, 2005 ), we pursued our ambitious goal to contribute knowledge that provides help for the affected individuals, both the patients themselves as well as their nearest relatives. Furthermore, we wanted to provide detailed information about each randomized controlled study, and therefore made all our data available, so others may benefit for their potential upcoming research project. The overall outcome of our analysis, with all significant effects considered, produced highly convincing results that music is a potential treatment option, to improve depression symptoms and quality of life across many age groups. We hope that our results provide some support for future concepts. Bruscia, K. (2005). Research Topics and Questions in Music Therapy. In B. Wheeler (Ed.), Music Therapy Research (2nd Edition) (pp. 81-93). Gilsum, NH: Barcelona Publishers. A white cotton diaper with a variety of objects and images attached to, incorporated in, and applied to it surface. All items and photographs have personal significance to the artist. This connects with a personal history. The title is from a greeting card the artist had purchased for the expectant mother. This quotation is an integral part of the piece. This piece was done to commemorate an impending birth of a child and sent through the mail to the expectant mother. It is a celebration of life. Rosenblum, Robert. On Modern American Art: Selected Essays. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1999. Kiehl, David. 11th British International Print Biennale. Exh. cat. Bradford Art Galleries and Museums, 1990: 9, 229. Symmetry: Balance created by repetition of exactly similar parts facing each other or a centre. Tactile: Pertaining to the sense of touch. Crotty, Frank P. Expert in Abstract Is Hans Hofmann, 76” (includes artist’s statements). Worcester Sunday Telegram, 18 November 1956. In several other paintings, cows enter the picture, most decisively in Cows and Clouds” from 1961, in which two animals seen from awkward perspectives lead into a wonderfully painted, relatively conventional vista. With the 1966 Apple Tree,” all seems resolved. The representational style that Ms. Dodd has since explored comes into focus with paint handling and abbreviation yielding their own abstract forms. This is a great show for painting students and also for students of painting.