Andy Warhol was a famous and well-respected American ‘Pop’ artist, considered even as a ‘Post Renaissance Man’ for his unique and unmatched style. Shiff, Richard. 0 To 1.” Postwar: Art Between The Pacific and The Atlantic. Exh. cat. London: Prestel Publishing Ltd., 2016: 232-237. From the moment that it first emerged in the late 1940s, Abstract Expressionism has been a subject of debate. In this talk, curator Edith Devaney introduces the exhibition, the first of its kind in the UK since 1959, highlighting the full breadth and complexity of one of the most important artistic movements of the 20th century. Magee, W., & Bowen, C. (2008). Using music in leisure to enhance social relationships with patients with complex disabilities. NeuroRehabilitation, 23(4), 305-311. Cleveland Museum of Art, OH. Some Contemporary Works of Art. 11 November – 31 December 1958. Catalogue with text by Thomas Munro. Kelly, Ellsworth. Unpublished statement for ‘Line, Form and Color,’ November 1951. in Ellsworth Kelly, Line Form Color. Cambridge: Harvard University Art Museums, 1999. Music Genre is a conventional category that identifies some pieces of music as belonging to a shared tradition or set of conventions. It is to be distinguished from musical form and musical style, although in practice these terms are sometimes used interchangeably. Recently, academics have argued that categorizing music by genre is inaccurate and outdated. The AEACP is a non-profit organization that has bases in Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Indonesia. The paintings are sold to support the charity’s mission to “give wild and domesticated elephants a safe, happy, and healthy life” through conservation promotion and encouraging animal welfare. Handlers work with the animals to assist in controlling their paintbrushes, producing actual imagery depicting things such as elephant portraits and flowers. Aldridge, D., Schmid, W., Kaeder, M., Schmidt, C., & Ostermann, T. (2005). Functionality or aesthetics? A pilot study of music therapy in the treatment of multiple sclerosis patients. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 13(1), 25-33. Robarts, J. (1999). Clinical and theoretical perspectives on poetic processes in music therapy with reference to the Nordoff and Robbins’ study of Edward. Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, 8(2), 192-199. M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York. Lawyers Collect: An Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture Selected from the Private Collections of Members of the New York Bar. 13 – 30 January 1965. Catalogue with text by Patrick J. Kelleher. Shipp, Steve. Women Artists (1880s) & the New York School.” World Fine Art (25 January 1989): pp. 1-2, 4-7. Williamsburg: As one of the largest neighborhoods in Brooklyn, Williamsburg offers a wide variety of art experiences. Attractive once for the low rent, and attractive now for its diverse youth and art culture, it is not only a great place to enjoy art, but also to meet like-minded up-and-coming artists.
Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, Montgomery, AL. American Art 1934 – 1956: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art. 26 April – 11 June 1978. Traveled to Brookes Memorial Art Gallery, Memphis, TN, 30 June – 6 August 1978; Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS, 21 August – 1 October 1978. Catalogue with text by Diane J. Gingold. Macel, Christine. Ellsworth Kelly.” État des lieux: Commandes publiques en France, 1990-1996. Paris: Centre national des arts plastiques et Éditions du Regard, 1996: 74-75. Number 28 is currently located at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Scientific studies investigating the effect of music on the brains of healthy people often use Sonata in D Major for Two Pianos K448 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In fact, this piece has inspired Campbell’s The Mozart Effect. According to current literature, this sonata causes a significant increase in relative alpha band power, as well as in a median frequency of background alpha rhythm in young adults and healthy elderly people. Interestingly, during this study no significant changes were observed while listening to Beethoven’s Für Elise”. Sonata K448 is also known to improve spatial performance. A few brainwave patterns correlating to this improvement are lowered theta power in the left temporal area; increased beta range in the left temporal, the left frontal, and the right temporal regions; increased alpha power left temporally. Again, these patterns have been found to emerge while listening to this particular piece. Daveson, B.A. (2008). A description of a music therapy meta-model in neuro-disability and neuro-rehabilitation for use with children, adolescents and adults. Australian Journal of Music Therapy, 19, 70-85. The human voice and musical instruments produce sounds by vibration. What vibrates determines the type of instrument. Columbus Museum of Art, GA. Celebration of Creativity: Three Centuries of American Masterworks on Paper. 11 May – 31 August 2003. At Johns Hopkins University, a team of researchers recently came up with a way to study the neurological basis of musical exchange by watching the brain activity of jazz improvisors. In one way, they found, music is exactly like language, but in another, it’s not similar at all. Because our brains don’t discriminate between music and language structurally, we may in fact understand the structures of all forms of communication in the same way. The musicians, 11 male pianists, had to put up with a little less comfort than they’re accustomed to on the stage of a hip club. Each slid supine into an MRI machine with a custom built all-plastic keyboard on his lap and a pair of mirrors arranged overhead for him to see the keys. For 10 minutes, he was asked to jam with another musician in the room by trading fours—swapping solos every four bars of the beat—as the MRI machine recorded the sparks flying in their heads. The results took a big step toward describing the complexity of music’s relationship to language. During the improvisations, the syntactic areas of players’ brains—that is, the areas that interpret the structure of sentences—were super active, as if the two players were speaking to each other. Meanwhile, the semantic areas of their brains—the parts that process language’s meaning—totally shut down. The brain regions that respond to musical and spoken conversation overlapped, in other words, but were not entirely the same.
Gallagher, L.M., & Steele, A.L. (2001). Developing and using a computerized database for music therapy in palliative medicine. Journal of Palliative Care, 17(3), 147-154. Taylor, Michael, R. Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective (exhibition catalogue). Pennsylvania: Philadelphia Museum of Art in association with Yale University Press, 2009: 149, illustrated. In-gallery talks On the first Wednesday of each month, an in-gallery talk will be held in place of the introductory tour. Join leading artists Emyr Williams, Rebecca Salter RA or Matthew Collings and Emma Biggs as they discuss selected paintings in front of the works themselves. The explosion of popular music and television was reflected in the Pop-Art movement, whose images of Hollywood celebrities, and iconography of popular culture, celebrated the success of America’s mass consumerism. It also had a cool ‘hip’ feel and helped to dispel some of the early 60s gloom associated with the Cuban Crisis of 1962, which in Europe had fuelled the success of the Fluxus movement led by George Maciunas, Joseph Beuys, Nam June Paik and Wolf Vostell. Down-to-earth Pop-art was also a welcome counterpoint to the more erudite Abstract Expressionism, which was already started to fade. But the 1960s also saw the rise of another high-brow movement known as Minimalism, a form of painting and sculpture purged of all external references or gestures – unlike the emotion-charged idiom of Abstract Expressionism. Gebauer, L., Skewes, J., Westphael, G., Heaton, P.F., & Vuust, P. (2014). Intact brain processing of musical emotions in Autism Spectrum Disorder, but more cognitive load and arousal in happy vs. sad music. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 8(192). Borczon, R. M. (2015). Music Therapy for Survivors of Traumatic Events. In B. Wheeler (Ed.), Music Therapy Handbook (pp. 379-389). New York; London: Guilford Press. Smith, Roberta. Art In Review: Thomas Nozkowski” (New York Studio School exhibition review). The New York Times, 21 February 2003. Schwartzberg, E.T., & Silverman, M.J. (2016). Parent perceptions of music therapy in an on-campus clinic for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Musicae Scientiae, Advance online publication. Public art was a well-established genre by the late 20th century, attracting both traditional and experimental practitioners. Public art in the 21st century has expanded even more as a field of activity in which creative investigation can take place. In addition to continuing familiar forms such as site-specific monuments, murals, graffiti, and collaborations between artists, engineers, and architects, public art encompasses new purposes, forms, and locations, including pop-up art shops, street parades, and online projects. Public artists in the 21st century might use established approaches such as installation and performance but introduce new variations. For instance, it is now common for artists to hire other people, sometimes with special skills, to undertake performances on their behalf. In this vein, Vanessa Beecroft hired fashion models for performances, and the collaborative artists Allora & Caldazilla directed professional athletes as performers in some of their installations.