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Music Therapy Today, Vol. 13, No. 1 (Special Issue) By World Federation Of Music Therapy

Pieter Cornelis Mondrian Jr. (Piet Mondrian) was born in the Amersfoort area of Netherlands on the 7th of March, 1872. I wondered: Could our processing of music be so different, or so basic, that abilities relating to it remained accessible in people so limited in function? In 1978, little was known about music and brain function. Today, as a result of exponentially increasing research, particularly over the past five years, we can venture some initial answers to my question. Music has been shown to trigger the nucleus accumbens in the brain, and that structure is also associated with dopamine, the chemical the brain releases during eating and sex, so experts believe that music is biologically desired and rewarded. There was another study that used an fMRI machine to examine the activity of the nucleus accumbens while people listened to music. Researchers played 60 clips of novel songs to participants and then they asked how much money the participants would pay for the song. The more activity the music created in the nucleus accumbens, the more people were willing to spend. Another study, conducted by scientists from University of Helsinki (Finland), Aarhus University (Denmark) and University of Bari (Italy), has proven that love of music is determined by genetics and depends on the function of the neurotransmitter dopamine. It helps humans anticipate pleasure, remember it and strive for it despite discomfort. Scientists noted that, having listened to music, participants of their experiment experienced functional changes in their dopamine receptors, which improved their mood. The researchers noted that this is the first study that has shown that music affects the brain’s physical structure. In the third episode of our short introductions to leading Abstract Expressionist painters, the RA’s Artistic Director Tim Marlow looks at the work of Joan Mitchell. The visual outcome of an artistic movement, or an artist. For example, the style of Abstract Expressionism is manifest as large canvases with non figurative and often chaotic imagery and application. The mature style of Piet Mondrian is geometric, with a white background, a black grid formation and primary colours. In 1975 Davy Brown won a modern art scholarship from the Institute of Cultural Affairs in Chicago. This enabled Davy to travel extensively in the USA and Canada. He was also able to further develop his skills as a talented contemporary Scottish artist. Davis, Elliot Bostwick, Erica E. Hirshler, Carol Troyen, Karen E. Quinn, Janet L. Comey, and Ellen E. Roberts. American Painting. MFA Highlights. Entry Hans Hofmann,” p. 218. Boston: MFA Publications, 2003. Participants in this study were female and male adult residents of an Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment unit (IDDT) within a larger substance use disorder treatment program in the Great Lakes Region. Each participant had a primary diagnosis of substance use disorder and a secondary mental illness, unknown to the researchers unless the participant chose to share this information. Typical diagnoses were confirmed by the program staff as Affective Disorders (Depression, Bi-Polar Disorder) and Anxiety Disorders (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). In rare cases, residents were diagnosed with Personality Disorders, Schizophrenia, and Schizo-Affective Disorder. No noticeable symptoms of psychosis were noted by the researchers during music therapy sessions. All residents took psychotropic medications.

Dennison, Lisa. The New York School: Four Decades, Guggenheim Museum Collection and Major Loans. Exh. cat. New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1982. Exemplified by the landscape paintings of Claude Monet (1840-1926), Impressionism focused on the almost impossible task of capturing fleeting moments of light and colour. Introduced non-naturalist colour schemes, and loose – often highly textured – brushwork. Close-up many Impressionist paintings were unrecognizable. Highly unpopular with the general public and the arts authorities, although highly rated by other modern artists, dealers and collectors. Eventually became the world’s most famous painting movement. See: Characteristics of Impressionist Painting (1870-1910). The main contribution of Impressionism to “modern art” was to legitimize the use of non-naturalist colours, thus paving the way for the wholly non-naturalist abstract art of the 20th century. She embraced modernism and Dada art, and she even created costumes and puppets for Dada performances. She collaborated with other artists like her husband Hans to produce shows, dances, writings, and fine art works. Today Alan King paintings are becoming increasingly sought after. And, his paintings are now in many private art collections across the world. I am pleased to be able to introduce you to one if our greatest artists Ruby. I also love going to art museums and galleries.McCubbin only suffered depression late in life after the tragedies befalling his brother and son, which he learnt of on the very same day. Glad you enjoyed this. Hilliard, R.E. (2006). The effect of music therapy sessions on compassion fatigue and team building of professional hospice caregivers. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 33(5), 395-401. The Wyeths instructed young Andrew in all the normal subjects, plus art education. Even at a young age, Andrew showed artistic talent. He began with sketching and working with water colors, and later, he learned to paint with egg tempera. Wyeth often painted rural landscapes and portraits of people he knew, both in Pennsylvania and in the family summer home in Maine. He is considered a regionalist in style. Great Hub. As usual you have put together an interesting collection of pictures and narrative. Thanks for taking time to make this interesting article. Thank you, Dianna! It’s not very often that face and body painters get acknowledged for their talents and so we REALLY appreciate you for taking the time to share your feelings and thoughts on your face painting. It was fun being a part of your event. Thanks again, Team ContoursFX.

New Acquisitions, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Spring-Summer 1984. If you’re studying for a test, putting on background music that you like may seem like a good idea. But if you’re trying to memorize a list in order – facts, numbers, elements of the periodic table – the music may actually be working against you, a new study suggests. Researchers at the University of Wales Institute in Cardiff, United Kingdom, looked at the ability to recall information in the presence of different sounds. They instructed 25 participants between ages 18 and 30 try to memorize, and later recall, a list of letters in order. The study authors are Nick Perham and Joanne Vizard, and the study published in Applied Clinical Psychology 2010. Brown, S. (1999). The Music, the Meaning, and the Therapist’s Dilemma. In T. Wigram & J. D. backer (Eds.), Clinical Applications of Music Therapy in Developmental Disability, Paediatrics and Neurology (pp. 183-200). London: Jessica Kingsley. A series of rectangular shapes which appear to be windows. Those on the left are different only in colour and surface decoration. The large window on the right has a number of bottle shapes sitting on its sill. Along the bottom is a series of brickshapes in a variety of colours. The fabric piece is matted with a neutral mat against a red background which is visible around the edges of the piece. Body art is that art which is made on, with, or consisting of, the human body. It also includes scarification, branding, scalpelling, shaping (for example tight-lacing of corsets), full body tattoo and body painting. Bunt, L., Burns, S., & Turton, P. (2000). The evolution of a music therapy research programme at the Bristol Cancer Help Centre. British Journal of Music Therapy, 14(2), 62-69. Nielsen’s first published commission included a suite of monotone and full colour illustrations for In Powder and Crinoline (1913) – a collection of modern fairy tales compiled by Arthur Quiller-Couch. A year later, his illustrations for the Norse fairy tales collected by Asbjörnsen and Moe – considered by many to be among his masterpieces – were published in East of the Sun and West of the Moon (1914). Following World War I, Nielsen produced other great works, including illustrations for Fairy Tales by Hans Anderson (1923) and other collections of fairy tales published in Hansel and Gretel and other Stories by the Brothers Grimm (1925) and Red Magic (1930). M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York. Gorky: Drawings. 25 November – 27 December 1969. Catalogue with text by Jim M. Jordan. 7 Artists. Exh. cat. New York: Sidney Janis Gallery, 1970.

Phillips, Lisa. American Century: Art and Culture 1950-2000. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1999. The results indicated that the accent-based music speech protocol may improve speech motor coordination including respiration, phonation, articulation, resonance, and prosody of patients with dysarthria. This suggests the possibility of utilizing the music speech protocol to maximize immediate treatment effects in the course of a long-term treatment for patients with dysarthria. Thomas Ammann Fine Art AG, Zürich. Impressionism & 20th Century Masters: Selected Works from the Collection of Asher B. Edelman. 17 June – 18 September 1987. Catalogue. Johnson, Ken. Art in Review: ‘The Art of the Definite’-‘Only Connect’” (DC Moore Gallery exhibition review). The New York Times, 14 December 2004. Poked mat technique. Material used seems to be a crimp knit which was favoured by mat makers around the time this was made. Mats are often influenced by the popularity of materials available at a particular time. Colours are bright and clear. The paper acts as a middle colour, unifying the whole page. Movement: The figure acts as a strong diagonal line which leads the eye quickly across and down the page. Balance: A strong equal vertical axis has some variety within the two halves. Look at the half moon and tiny horizontal line of the diving board compare the water on one side to the other. Robert Kesley has painted beaches and seascapes for more than 30 years. Gradually his paintings featured more welcoming, warm and sunny beaches, which he often paints in tropical and Mediterranean locations. ‘It’s that sort of atmosphere that I am after, preferably with crystal clear turquoise water and stretches of soft sand. I like quiet, remote places, such as in the Hebrides and along the west coast of Scotland. Liu, Y., & Petrini, M.A. (2015). Effects of music therapy on pain, anxiety, and vital signs in patients after thoracic surgery. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 23(5), 714-718. In November of 1913, Perugia attempted to sell the painting to an art dealer named Alfredo Geri who was located in Italy. Mr. Geri was somewhat sceptical when he heard that Mr. Perugia was offering to sell the Mona Lisa for the sum of 50,000 lire. He and a friend went to the room of Mr. Perguia, who was using the alias of Leonardo Vincenzo, to verify the claim. Mr. Perugia carefully removed the painting from the false bottom of a trunk and allowed them to take it with them to be authenticated. They were able to confirm that yes indeed it was the Mona Lisa, and Mr. Perugia was promptly arrested and charged.