September 27, 2020

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Effect And Ethos Of Music In Greek And Roman Authors

American Abstract expressionist painter Franz Kline was born on May 23rd 1910 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. A photographic series by Parisian photo journalist Aida Tawil documenting the color of Mozambique with its colonial history and current laid-back pace. As a photojournalist, Ms. Tawil travels to distant places, speaks the local languages, and documents daily challenges. Presented are three series of images: Crossing the Zambezi, Pangane, and Ilha de Moçambique. The focus of the first series is the Zambezi River, which runs 3,540 Km and empties into the Indian Ocean. The second series documents the fishermen village of Pangane, a remote village at the Northern edge of the country on the Indian Ocean. Ilha de Moçambique, the old capital, is the subject of the third series of photographs. Global DanceFest JourneysAFRICA is proud to host the first U.S. exhibit by Aida Tawil, a visual journey complimenting the dance performers from Maputo, Mozambique, at North Fourth Art Center. Women Take the Floor seeks to acknowledge and remedy the systemic gender discrimination found in museums, galleries, the academy and the marketplace, including the MFA’s inconsistent history in supporting women artists. The exhibition also explores art and suffrage—emphasizing that both could give women a voice in their community and the world. At the same time, it recognizes that past feminist movements, including the campaign for the right to vote, were not inclusive or immune from systemic racism. By looking at 20th-century American art through the lens of modern-day feminism—which advocates for equity and intersectionality (the way an individual’s race, class, gender and other identities combine and overlap)—MFA curators hope to broaden the stories that are told during the yearlong commemoration of women’s suffrage in 2020. Theater is a collaborative form of fine art that uses live performers, typically actors or actresses , to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place, often a stage. The performers may communicate this experience to the audience through combinations of gesture , speech , song, music , and dance. Elements of art, such as painted scenery and stagecraft such as lighting are used to enhance the physicality , presence and immediacy of the experience. Nguyen, T.N., Nilsson, S., Hellstrom, A.L., & Bengtson, A. (2010). Music therapy to reduce pain and anxiety in children with cancer undergoing lumbar puncture: A randomized clinical trial. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 27(3), 146-155. Gimeno, M. (2010). The effect of music and imagery to induce relaxation and reduce nausea and emesis in patients with cancer undergoing chemotherapy treatment. Music and Medicine, 2(3), 174-181.

Results: While the sample size is small and generalizations of quantitative results are premature, patient participants in the educational music therapy condition tended to have lower mean stress scores and higher satisifaction with life scores. Caregiver participants in the educational music therapy condition tended to have lower mean stress scores and higher satisfaction with life and perceptions of helpfulness. Emerging themes from qualitative analysis of therapist treatment notes included: 1) complexity of treatment; 2) action-oriented future dialogue; 3) structure; 4) treatment eagerness; 5) problem-solving techniques; 6) flexibility, and 7) enjoyment and appreciation. Alan King creates images which are visually compelling and which form a bond with the viewer. Many of the images and titles used for Alan’s paintings have their source in literature and poetry. Many of his contemporary paintings start with a title which may have been taken from Dante or Sorley Maclean a Scottish poet. This leads to ideas which are developed with life models and a miniature theatre which Alan King builds. The mannequins and backgrounds in King’s paintings are positioned and photographed with different lighting effects. Gladding, S. (2008). The lyrics of hurting and healing: Finding words that are revealing. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 3(3), 212-219. Derrington, P. (2012). ‘Yeah I’ll Do Music!’ Working with Secondary-aged Students Who Have Complex Emotional and Behavioral Difficulties. In J. Tomlinson, P. Derrington & A. Oldfield (Eds.), Music Therapy in Schools: Working with Children of All Ages in Mainstream and Special Education (pp. 195-211). London: Jessica Kingsley. I believe the methods the Fossatis used in the restoration doomed the very mosaics they thought they were saving. After exposing and recording them they hastily recovered the mosaics with plaster and then painted a heavy thick layer of oil paint on top of it. This layer of oil paint sealed the moisture in behind, it could not breathe. Soon the paint layer began to peel everywhere, all over Hagia Sophia. The back-up of moisture detached the layers of Byzantine plaster and mosaic from the brick walls; when the earthquake of 1894 hit, this must have all come down. Perhaps the damage of 1894 caused the mosque authorities to scrape anything that looked like it couldn’t be saved. All of the mosaics in the vaults of the South Gallery were lost. They simply vanished. Was it laziness? Was it was easier just to pull them down rather than save them? Was there some salvage value in the glass? Recent exploration in the dome has shown the extensive restoration of mosaic there after 1894. Discovering the fate of them won’t bring these lost mosaics back, but it would help us repeat a mistake like this in the future.

J. Millard Tawes Fine Arts Center, University of Maryland Art Department and Art Gallery, College Park. The Drawings of Arshile Gorky. 20 March – 27 April 1969. Catalogue with texts by Brooks Joyner, George Levitine, and William H. Gerdts. Baker, F., & Roth, E. (2004). Neuroplasticity and functional recovery: Training models and compensatory strategies in music therapy. Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, 13(1), 20-32. Rosenblum, Robert. Between Apocalypses: Art After 1945.” A Century of Modern Sculpture – The Patsy and Raymond Nasher Collection. Exh. cat. Dallas: Dallas Museum of Art; and Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 1987: 99-132. Birrell lectured in art, design and photography from 1985 – 1998. Since then George has taken part in regular joint and group art exhibitions at many Scottish galleries particularly: Edinburgh Art Galleries , Glasgow Art Galleries , and Fife Art Galleries He has also exhibited his art abroad. Thornley, J., Hirjee, H., & Vasudev, A. (2016). Music therapy in patients with dementia and behavioral disturbance on an inpatient psychiatry unit: Results from a pilot randomized controlled study. International Psychogeriatrics, 28(5), 869-871. Stewart, K. (2009). PATTERNS – A model for evaluating trauma in NICU music therapy: Part 1-Theory and design. Music and Medicine, 1(1), 29-40. Gallagher, L.M., Huston, M.J., Nelson, K.A., Walsh, D., & Steele, A.L. (2001). Music therapy in palliative medicine. Supportive Care in Cancer, 9, 156-161. Munro, S., & Mount, B. (1978). Music therapy in palliative care. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 119(9), 1029-1034. Spaulding, Karen Lee, ed. 125 Masterpieces from the Collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Entry Hans Hofmann” by Ethel Moore and Robert Evren, p. 184. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, in association with the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1987. Piet Mondrian had adopted ‘Neo-Plasticism’ or also called ‘The Style’ (Dutch: De Stijl), where a harmony was achieved among the geometric shapes an artist laid down on a canvas. In this form of painting, Mondrian always tried to stick to the bare minimum to portray his viewpoint with the means of only few primary colors, such as red, blue, yellow, black and white. He would draw only straight vertical brushstrokes and focused on the infinite spaces lying between two parallel lines. Among the many masterpieces that Mondrian created, his final completed painting titled “Broadway Boogie Woogie” fetched him much adulation and fame, landing him at the pinnacle of success. Fig. 5b. Angel (left), detail of apse painting in east wall of Room 6, Monastery of Apa Apollo at Bawit, 6th-7th century, wall painting. Coptic Museum, Cairo, inv. 7118. Artwork in the public domain; photograph © Heather Badamo, by permission of the American Research Center in Egypt.

Barnett, Vivian Endicott. 100 Works by Modern Masters from the Guggenheim Museum. Introduction by Thomas M. Messer. New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation; distributed by Harry N. Abrams, 1984. Music is a Foreign Language. Most of the terms are in Italian, German or French; and the notation is certainly not English but a highly developed kind of shorthand that uses symbols to represent ideas. Music is the most complete and universal language Music education also does major work on the language-processing parts of our brains. To learn to read, children need to have ” good working memory , the ability to disambiguate speech sounds and make quick sound-to-meaning connection. Heath, B., & Lings, J. (2012). Creative songwriting in therapy at the end of life and in bereavement. Mortality, 17(2), 106-118. At first, I could barely hear myself play. But after a few minutes, the sound of singing began to rise above the noise, then dominate it. As I watched, even the silent patients turned their gaze to me. It was too remarkable a change to assign only to the allure of an old familiar song. People who had seemed unable to focus became attentive. Residents whom I knew to have limited cognitive skills had recognized the melody; their voices found the right words. Some with seemingly uncontrollable repetitive movements now kept steady time with their hands and feet. Bowers, T.A., & Wetsel, M.A. (2014). Utilization of music therapy in palliative and hospice care: An integrative review. Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing, 16(4), 231-239. Tuchman, Maurice, Susan C. Larsen et al. Los Angeles Painting in the Sixties: A Tradition in Transition.” Art in Los Angeles: Seventeen Artists in the Sixties. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1981: 21,138, 143, 158. Another famous ancient Chinese horse painter was the Yuan (Mongol) dynasty scholar, calligrapher, painter, and rightful Song prince Zhao Mengfu (1254-1322). His paintings of horses were very colorful and striking, and depicted the horse in its natural environment with the person or people who rode it. Zhao’s paintings were beloved by both the ordinary Chinese citizens and the Mongol elite who ruled over China during the time. Heiderscheit, A. (2015). Forever Loss: Processing Unresolved Childhood Traumatic Grief and Loss Through the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music. In S. L. Brooke & D. A. Miraglia (Eds.), Using the Creative Therapies to Cope with Grief and Loss (pp. 157): Charles C Thomas Publisher. Participants were defined as young,” if their mean age was below or equal to 30 years (≤30). Young individuals did show minimal better (i.e., higher) depression score improvements (DSI) (mean difference between the pre-test and post-test results was calculated in percent), if they attended group (mean DSIGr = 53.83{665e5bb4999eb4b63bc5cf86855959e213eef9597fcb7384ae9a16de7fc2db97}) 9 , rather than individual (DSIInd = 40.47{665e5bb4999eb4b63bc5cf86855959e213eef9597fcb7384ae9a16de7fc2db97}) music intervention sessions. These results may be due to the beneficial consequences of social interactions within groups, and thus confirm previous study results ( Garber et al., 2009 ; Tartakovsky, 2015 ).