Galerie Blue Square

Photography is used by amateurs to preserve memories of favorite times, to capture special moments, to tell stories, to send messages, and as a source of entertainment. Whistler’s Mother is easily recognized art-work by its appearance in the Rowan Atkinson’s movie Bean. It’s an oil-on-canvas by an American born artist James McNeil Whistler in 1871. … Continue reading “Galerie Blue Square”

Photography is used by amateurs to preserve memories of favorite times, to capture special moments, to tell stories, to send messages, and as a source of entertainment. Whistler’s Mother is easily recognized art-work by its appearance in the Rowan Atkinson’s movie Bean. It’s an oil-on-canvas by an American born artist James McNeil Whistler in 1871. Its official name is Arrangement in Grey and Black, but became famous by its current name. It is a depiction of the artist’s mother, Anna McNeil Whistler. The art-work is so popular in American culture that it has appeared in numerous shows, films and parodied works. Becoming the symbol of Motherhood” and Family Values”, the American post office released a stamp showing the image of Whistler’s Mother. Because of its fame and artistic accomplishments, it is sometimes stated as American Icon and Victorian Mona Lisa. Currently, it’s located at Musee d’Orsay, Paris. Musical Language are constructed languages based on musical sounds , which tend to incorporate articulation. Unlike tonal languages, focused on stress, and whistled languages , focused on pitch bends, musical languages distinguish pitches or rhythms. Whistled languages are dependent on an underlying spoken languages and are used in various cultures as a means for communication over distance, or as secret codes. The mystical concept of a language of the birds tries to connect the two categories, since some authors of musical a priori languages have speculated about a mystical or primeval origin of the whistled languages. Glad you found this hub interesting and educational Alicia. It was my pleasure to share these paintings. Seeking an answer, scientists are piecing together a picture of what happens in the brains of listeners and musicians. Music surrounds us-and we wouldn’t have it any other way. An exhilarating orchestral crescendo can bring tears to our eyes and send shivers down our spines. Background swells add emotive punch to movies and TV shows. Organists at ballgames bring us together, cheering, to our feet. Parents croon soothingly to infants. And our fondness has deep roots: we have been making music since the dawn of culture. More than 30,000 years ago early humans were already playing bone flutes, percussive instruments and jaw harps-and all known societies throughout the world have had music. Indeed, our appreciation appears to be innate. Infants as young as two months will turn toward consonant, or pleasant, sounds and away from dissonant ones. And the same kinds of pleasure centers light up in a person’s brain whether he or she is getting chills listening to a symphony’s denouement or eating chocolate or having sex or taking cocaine. One person who seems confident about the future of the Chinese market is Arne Glimcher, founder and president of PaceWildenstein, who opened a branch of his gallery in Beijing in August. Located in a 22,000-square-foot cement space with soaring ceilings, redesigned at a cost of $20 million by architect Richard Gluckman, the gallery is in the center of the 798 district. “We are committed to the art, and we wanted to open a gallery where our artists are,” says Glimcher. Adding that he normally eschews the “McGallery” trend of setting up satellite spaces around the world, Glimcher insists that it was necessary to establish a branch in Beijing because there is “no local gallery of our caliber” with which Pace could partner. He has, however, recruited Leng Lin, founder of Beijing Commune, another gallery operating in 798, to be his director.

Forooghy, M., Mottahedian Tabrizi, E., Hajizadeh, E., & Pishgoo, B. (2015). Effect of music therapy on patients’ anxiety and hemodynamic parameters during coronary angioplasty: A randomized controlled trial. Nursing and Midwifery Studies, 4(2). Eisler, J. (1999). Wendy: ‘I Used to be Crying Every Day…’. In M. Pavlicevic (Ed.), Music Therapy – Intimate Notes (pp. 23-37). London: Jessica Kingsley. According to many accounts of neurological scans, we process rhythm differently than melodies. Researchers led by Michael Thaut of Colorado State University’s Center for Biomedical Research in Music found pattern, meter and tempo processing tasks utilized right, or bilateral, areas of frontal, cingulate, parietal, prefrontal, temporal and cerebellar cortices,” while tempo processing engaged mechanisms subserving somatosensory and premotor information.” This activation in the motor cortex can produce some intriguing effects. Music with groove promotes corticospinal excitability, which causes that irresistible urge to dance. Additionally, music often causes blood to pump into the muscles in our legs, which many believe is what causes people to tap their feet. Rhythms can also cause changes in heart rate and respiratory patterns and can actually cause these internal cycles to sync up with the music. This points towards one of music’s possible adaptive functions, as a way to create a sense of connectedness between disparate individuals. Ehrenworth, Andrew. Ellsworth Kelly: Monumental Prints. Exh. cat. New York: Susan Sheehan Gallery, 2007. MacAgy, Douglas. Plus By Minus: Today’s Half Century. Exh. cat. Buffalo, New York: Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, 1968. Fuchs, R. Prospettiva del passato. Da Van Gogh ai contemporanei neele raccolte dello Stedelijk Museum di Amsterdam. Exh. cat. Napoli: Palazzo di Capodimonte, 1996: 57. Edwards, J. (2014). The role of the music therapist in promoting parent-infant attachment. Canadian Journal of Music Therapy, 20(1), 38-48. Body painting for events, photography, markets, festivals, open days, children’s parties, shopping centre openings and fashion shows are a great crowd puller and attention seeker. Pitch is a perceptual property of sounds that allows their ordering on a frequency-related scale , or more commonly, pitch is the quality that makes it possible to judge sounds as “higher” and “lower” in the sense associated with musical melodies. Our results revealed characteristic responses of dementia patients onto the Japanese music, and we expect our result provides an evidence for better music therapy for dementia patients with Japanese culture.

Born in York, Jean now lives in the heart of highland Perthshire. She has Scottish roots through her father’s family and went back to live north of the border over 20 years ago. However, it was her first visit to Ardnamurchan and the West Coast in 1990 that provided her with her greatest artistic inspiration where she fell in love with the landscape, light and colour she found there. These elements have been the centre of her creative output ever since. Castleman, Riva. Modern Art in Prints. Exh. cat. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1973. People on the autism spectrum present many different behavioral characteristics. At the core of the diagnosis of autism are social and communication deficits (American Psychiatric Association, 2000). Of those social deficits, one common problem is emotion perception. Children with autism have difficulty perceiving emotions from both visual (Harms, Martin, & Wallace, 2010) and auditory stimuli (Rutherford, Baron-Cohen, & Wheelwright, 2002). Deficits in emotion perception ability may be attributed to sensory processing deficits in children with autism. Gerdner, L.A. (1999). Individualized music intervention protocol. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 25(10), 10-16. Andy Sylvester of Equinox Gallery, where Smith had 25 solo shows, remembers him as an exceptional artist and uniquely generous human being, who will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege to know him”. Rosenberg, Harold. Art & Other Serious Matters (includes artist’s statements). Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1985. Although primarily a painter of society portraits and historical genre paintings, Jacques-Louis David’s immense skill in depicting animals earns him a place in the list of equestrian artists, if only for this amazing portrait of ‘Napoleon Crossing the Bremmer Pass’. Dementia is already critical issues in the world. This situation requires establishment of rehabilitation for relieving symptoms of patients. We have done research based on our assumption that most effective music therapy differs from culture, because music is dependent on cultural context. In this paper, we focus on active behavior (sing a song) of music therapy, and studied its effects. We used Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) as a method for evaluating effectiveness of music therapy, though standard procedures of NIRS data processing has not been established. This is the reason why we here propose a new analysis method of NIRS data for evaluating effectiveness of music therapy. It’s amazing how many artists have produced their own versions of Mona Lisa. Here is some of the sites that I found while putting together this lens.

Art Institute of Chicago, IL. Fifty-Eighth Annual Exhibition of American Paintings and Sculpture: Abstract and Surrealist American Art. 6 November 1947 – 11 January 1948. Catalogue with texts by Katherine Kuh and Frederick A. Sweet. Steinhauser, K.E., & Barroso, J. (2009). Using qualitative methods to explore key questions in palliative care: A user’s guide to research in palliative care. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 12(8), 725-730. Sasikala, T., & Kamala, S. (2016). Therapeutic effects of music therapy on preterm neonates – Pilot study report. International Journal of Nursing Education and Research, 4(1), 42-44. Baur, John I.H. Revolution and Tradition in Modern American Art. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1951. Ahmadi, F. (2013). Music as a method of coping with cancer: A qualitative study among cancer patients in Sweden. Arts & Health, 5(2), 152-165. Dulwich Picture Gallery is home to a fine art collection and mounts many interesting exhibitions. It’s a little out of central London but well worth the time. The grounds are lovely and the restaurant is excellent. Wosch, T., & Wigram, T. (Eds.). (2007). Microanalysis in Music Therapy: Methods, Techniques and Applications for Clinicians, Researchers, Educators and Students. London: Jessica Kingsley. Hooper, J. (2001). Overcoming the problems of deinstitutionalization: Using music activities to encourage interaction between four adults with a developmental disability. Music Therapy Perspectives, 19(2), 121-127. Baxter, H.T., Berghofer, J.A., MacEwan, L., Nelson, J., Peters, K., & Roberts, P. (2007). The Individualized Music Therapy Assessment Profile. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Gentle, E.C., Barker, M., & Bower, J. (2015). Preservation of singing functioning in a 5 year-old following severe right-sided traumatic brain injury: Insights into the neurological resilience of song from pediatric music therapy. Music and Medicine, 7(3), 14-19. The department continues to support the Happy and Bob Doran Artist-in-Residence program founded in 2003. Invited artists take advantage of the greater intellectual and physical resources of the University. Participating artists have included Janine Antoni, Carol Bove, Cheryl Lynn Bruce, Yun-Fei Ji, Kerry James Marshall, Thomas Nozkowski, Richard Rezac, Tris Vonna-Michell, Richard Tuttle, William T. Wiley, and Paula Wilson. As well as affecting how artists created art, 19th century social changes also inspired artists to explore new themes. Instead of slavishly following the Hierarchy of the Genres and being content with academic subjects involving religion and Greek mythology, interspersed with portraits and ‘meaningful’ landscapes – all subjects that were designed to elevate and instruct the spectator – artists began to make art about people, places, or ideas that interested them. The cities – with their new railway stations and new slums – were obvious choices and triggered a new class of genre painting and urban landscape. Other subjects were the suburban villages and holiday spots served by the new rail networks, which would inspire new forms of landscape painting by Monet, Matisse and others. The genre of history painting also changed, thanks to Benjamin West (1738-1820) who painted The Death of General Wolfe (1770, National Gallery of Art, Ottowa), the first ‘contemporary’ history painting, and Goya (1746-1828) whose Third of May, 1808 (1814, Prado, Madrid) introduced a ground-breaking, non-heroic idiom.

Thomas Nozkowski: New Paintings, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, November 8-December 20, 2003. Bob, your observation is actually very astute. McCubbin’s painting of the bush are unique in the fact that he doesn’t just paint a landscape showing the horizon and various features. He seems to paint a story “within” the bush. It surrounds his subjects and makes the viewer feel like they are part of it. I am glad these paintings helped you relive childhood memories. Thanks for reading. Thompson, G., & McFerran, K.S. (2015). We’ve got a special connection”: Qualitative analysis of descriptions of change in the parent-child relationship by mothers of young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, 24(1), 3-26. In 2010 the Gemeentemuseum acquired Lee Bontecou’s bas-relief sculpture, Untitled (1960). The purchase sparked a desire to show this important work in the context of Bontecou’s rich and varied oeuvre. Although all stages of Bontecou’s artistic development are represented in the new exhibition at the Gemeentemuseum, the focus is not a chronological overview. Rather, it is centered on the coherent interconnections between works from different periods and in different media. Drawings made during Bontecou’s years in Greece and Italy in the late 1950s – never previously exhibited – are shown in relation to an imposing suspended sculpture from the 1980s. A reconstruction of a wall of drawings in her studio illustrates the vital role played by drawings in her artistic practice, both in their own right and as they relate to her sculptures. Carrie Secrist Gallery has focused on established contemporary artists, with a recently renewed interest in adding new, emerging artists to its roster. Among our favorite works the gallery has exhibited are Kim Keever’s water tank diorama photography; Megan Greene’s recontextualized Audubon prints and Anne Lindberg’s intricate colored pencil drawings. Robarts, J. (2006). Music therapy with sexually abused children. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 11(2), 249-269. Grachos, Louis and Claire Schneider. Extreme Abstraction. Exh. cat. Buffalo: Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 2005. Freedman, Leonard, ed. Looking at Modern Painting (includes artist’s statements). New York: W.W. Norton, 1961. Ancient graffiti have traditionally been studied as brief texts, but that is only part of the information they communicate. I propose a more comprehensive approach that considers their content and form and situates them more firmly within their physical and social environment. Engaging more closely with the spatial context of graffiti informs us about the ancient use of space and the human activity within it. It also allows us to see what else, besides text, was inscribed on the walls of Pompeii. The concept of the dialogue offers a flexible model of inquiry and provides a fresh perspective for examining the numerous graffiti of a residential space. From number games to drawings to clever compositions of poetry, the graffiti of the House of Maius Castricius reveal wide participation and a strong interest in the act of writing, a popular activity here and throughout Pompeii.