Jackson Pollock, a great American painter of the 20th century, established a distinct way of painting that produced a major impact on the world of art. The brain mechanisms that process temporal structure in music (tempo, rhythm and meter) have been less investigated than those that underlie pitch perception. These elements could be regarded as a temporal ‘hierarchy’ somewhat analogous to pitch interval, melody and harmony in the pitch domain. Impaired detection of rhythmic changes has been described in left temporoparietal stroke and left hippocampal sclerosis, while other studies have not demonstrated laterality differences. However, functional imaging studies have demonstrated activity in the lateral cerebellum and basal ganglia during the reproduction of a rhythm, and there may be distinct representations for sequences with time intervals in integer ratios (more common in music) compared with non-integer ratios. The observed activation of motor structures suggests that the perception and production of rhythm may share brain circuitry, though this is likely to apply to rhythm in other auditory and visual domains as well as music. The brain basis for metrical processing remains poorly defined, and indeed, this is difficult to assess reliably in musically naive subjects. In a temporal lobectomy series, Liegeois-Chauvel et al found metrical impairments following left and right anterior temporal lobe resections. Neither Ayotte et al nor Peretz found stroke patients with heterogeneous left and right hemisphere strokes to be impaired relative to neurologically normal control subjects, while Schuppert et al found that both left and right hemispheric stroke patients were impaired relative to controls. Composition: Most activity (drawing marks) occurs in the upper portion of the drawing. Emphasis: Created by strong contrast: e.g., explicit detail and vague marks, light value and dark value. Balance: Asymmetrical. The artist used colour (yellow) in the negative space to balance the detailed drawing in the positive space. An intensive study of the position of the American musical theater, this course examines contributions to musical thought, and traces the development of the musical style from its origins to the present through musical study and analysis, historical research, and critical interpretation. Later in Nuenen in 1880, Van Gogh immersed himself in drawing and painting. One of his major works, The Potato Eaters (Dutch De Aardappeleters) (spring, 1885), was recognized after his father’s death at which he grieved deeply. In the same year, he moved to Paris. It was the same time he moved from dark tones to a bright color palette when Theodorus (or Theo), his brother suggested to him to use bright colors to make his paintings more saleable. This is where Vincent discovered Impressionism and Neo-Impressionism styles of painting. In 1888, he moved to Arles, France, where he created another famous piece, Flowering Orchards, while his unsettled mental state deteriorated further. During the last few years of his life, he did not paint much because of his deepening depression. He was getting depressed with every passing hour and with every new painting. Around December 1888, there was a major shift in his mental state, which resulted in his self-destruction and suicide.