Mickalene Thomas (b. 1971, Camden, NJ; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) makes paintings, collages, photography, video, and installations that draw on art history and popular culture to create a contemporary vision of female sexuality, beauty, and power. Ueda, T., Suzukamo, Y., Sato, M., & Izumi, S.I. (2013). Effects of music therapy on behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Ageing Research Reviews, 12(2), 628-641. July 15-19. Ages 13-17. In this class, students will build an electronic device that will transmit their movements to produce an interactive picture in real-time. The class will explore the creative process of mark-making through computer science and technology by using commercial accelerometers in conjunction with an open source microprocessor. Family and friends will be invited on the last day of the workshop to see the students present an interdisciplinary performance where a digital painting is produced in real-time. $125 ($110 … Read the rest

During my 1978 Artist-in-residency at the University of Adelaide I wrote to black hole physicists around the world pointing out that when Einstein’s mathematical theories were subjected to the universal forces obeying the law of equal and opposite reaction, then later his worldview of physics reality would have to be rewritten. Magee, W., Bertolami, M., Kubicek, L., LaJoie, M., Martino, L., Sankowski, A., Townsend, J., Whitehead-Pleaux, A.M., & Zigo, J. (2011). Using music technology in music therapy with populations across the life span in medical and educational programs. Music and Medicine, 3(3), 146-153. A major facet of abstraction in the Arab world is linked to a fascination with the artistic and formal potential of the Arabic letterform. In a departure from classical Islamic calligraphy, a new art movement called Hurufiyya was born, which engaged with the Arabic language as a visual and compositional element. Formal explorations of Arabic alphabets emerged … Read the rest

Piet Mondrian (born March 7, 1872) was a Dutch painter who played a pioneering role in bringing art forms, such as ‘Neo-Plasticism’ and ‘Cubism,’ into limelight. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of visual and kinesthetic prompts on the auditory processing of students with moderate and severe hearing losses. Auditory processing was examined under the following four conditions: (1) listening only, (2) listening with visual prompts, (3) listening with kinesthetic prompts, and (4) listening with both visual and kinesthetic prompts. Spies, Werner. Reduction as Opposition: Ellsworth Kelly’s Response to Minimalism.” (Original as Reduktion als Widerstand,” Frankfurter Allegemeine Zeitung, February 5, 1983). Reprinted in The Eye and the Word, vol. 8, Between Action Painting and Op Art. New York: Abrams, 2011: 101-108. There are also German and French editions of this volume. Gina Fairley is ArtsHub’s National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a … Read the rest

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. Edgar Degas was born in Paris on the 19th July 1834. He is mainly associated with the French Impressionists, and is best known for his delicate paintings and pastel drawings of ballet dancers. However, Degas’s many outstanding depictions of horses deserve to be given closer inspection. Faulkner, S., Wood, L., Ivery, P., & Donovan, R. (2012). It is not just music and rhythm… Evaluation of a drumming-based intervention to improve the social wellbeing of alienated youth. Children Australia, 37(1), 31-39. Art and the Adolescent The young adolescent is at a stage of great conflict. There are emotional and physical changes to deal with and social concerns which create tensions and pressures. Although these young people are growing into adults, they remain in a state … Read the rest

Art buyers and collectors have many ways to acquire contemporary works of art, especially by living artists. EMPATHY is a fundamental feature of human interaction. It requires both cognitive (Dennett, 1989; Baron-Cohen, 1995) and affective (Davis, 1994) components that enable people to recognize the emotional and mental states of others, and to respond to these with appropriate emotions (Harris, Johnson, Hutton, Andrews, & Cooke, 1989; Baron-Cohen & Wheelwright, 2004). Empathy allows for the perception of another’s thoughts and feelings, and allows one to predict how they will behave (Whiten, 1991). Music listening and performance, which is a universal feature of human behavior (Blacking, 1995), also requires components of cognitive and affective processing. We listen and are exposed to music for hours each day (Motion Picture Association of America, Inc, 2007; Rentfrow, 2012), during which time we perceive the emotional and psychological content in music; interpret the thoughts, feelings, and proficiency … Read the rest

Download and customize slideshows, worksheets, and other resources for use in the classroom or self-guided learning. Chou, M.H., & Lin, M.F. (2006). Exploring the listening experiences during guided imagery and music therapy of outpatients with depression. Journal of Nursing Research, 14(2), 93-102. Silverman, M.J. (2015). Effects of live music in oncology waiting rooms: Two mixed methods pilot studies. International Journal of Music and Performing Arts, 3(1), 1-15. A most important leader of the non-conformist Soviet art movement died in Paris yesterday. Born in 1929, Oscar witnessed the history of the twentieth century – from war & peace to protest and expulsion from his home country – to acceptance and fame worldwide. Oscar told a story with his paintings that will remain forever. 1967 American Masters—Art Students League, American Federation of Arts, New York, and subsequent tour. To put these pictures in better context, they are part of a major, permanent … Read the rest

Impressionism was called “The New Painting” and just what did the nineteenth-century artistic world mean by that? The painting includes a river (the St. Lawrence), a dock with a building, horses, people, a ferry crossing the river coming to the dock, a headland with boats and buildings in the distance. Large wet snowflakes fall from the overcast sky. Smoke spirals from the ferry. The picture is an impression rather than a realistic representation of a scene. Goodrich, John. Meandering through Time” (The Museum of Modern Art exhibition review). New York Sun, 29 November 2007: 17, 26. Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ. Princeton Alumni Collections: Works on Paper. 26 April – 21 June 1981. Catalogue with text by Allen Rosenbaum. Pablo Picasso, one of the most famous artists of the 1900s, is best-known for co-founding cubism with Georges Braque. This still life incorporates the cubist aim of representing the world … Read the rest

Muriel Barclay was born in Glasgow. There are times when collectors or interior designers need art for a specific space or effect, or for a unique taste. Commissioning a work of art specifically addresses these concerns. Commissions are not welcomed by every artist. Some commissions are a dubious undertaking even for artists do commissions. TL;DR – By breaking down the main elements of human-organized sound, we gain a better understanding of the neurological processes involved in each, which will better inform and predict the selection of musical styles and recordings in research environments. We’ll examine the difficulty of establishing the control condition in auditory experiments, the myth of relaxing” music, how audition relates to attention and distraction, and top-down vs. bottom-up processing of the musical elements. We’ll also touch briefly on the relation between music and language processing. Finally, we will give several examples of a brief paragraph that more … Read the rest

Daniel Cristian Chiriac, born 1972 in Romania, paints oil on canvas. After a really cold night, I started to mull over whether I should cut my losses and move to another accommodation further south on the island. I decided to mull it over during the course of the day. Today I planned to visit one of Cesar Manrique’s more spectacular and magnificent creations, the Mirador del Rio on the north-west end of the island. It is a viewpoint and café embedded into the top of a 475-meter-high cliff. The location was created in 1974 by the local artist César Manrique in his typical style, consisting of a balustraded cafe, a souvenir shop and a platform on its top which are integrated into the lava rock. The building has the peculiarity that is barely visible from the outside thanks to a subtle and ingenious camouflage maneuver of hiding its structure under … Read the rest

Vincent Willem van Gogh or Vincent van Gogh or Van Gogh or Vincent Gogh, was one of the finest Dutch artists, who is also called as the father of Expressionism. This is a truly shocking collection of poems and paintings from the war that didn’t end all wars. Leaders’ willingness to sacrifice their own citizens for their own ends sadly seems never to be overcome. Intermedia describes various inter-disciplinary art activities that occurred between genres in the 1960s. The areas such as those between drawing and poetry, or between painting and theatre could be described as “intermedia”. With repeated occurrences, these new genres between genres could develop their own names (e.g. visual poetry, performance art); historically, an example is haiga, which combined brush painting and haiku into one composition. Rykov, M., Cohen, R., Leis, A., MacDonald, M.E., Pringle, A., Cadrin, M.L., Salmond, D., & Weeks, V. (2007). Understanding palliative care … Read the rest