September 27, 2020

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Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968), the most influential figure of the ‘Contemporary Art,’ was recognized for his strongly expressed contempt for the field of conventional ‘Fine Arts.’ He was in a way related to ‘Surrealist Movement,’ the descendant of ‘Cubism.’ Duchamp’s methodology and themes however, were not well received by ‘Cubists.’ This led to his inclination towards the ‘Dada Movement.’ “Nu descendant un escalier n° 2 (Nude Descending a Staircase, No.2)” was Marcel’s most famous as well as scandalous ‘Dadaist’ work, which also became a turning point of his life. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Reflections of Nature: Flowers in American Art. 1 March – 20 May 1984. Catalogue with text by Ella M. Foshay. Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes College, Wilkes-Barre, PA. 1933 Revisited: American Masters of the Early Thirties. 20 March – 24 April 1983. Catalogue with text by William H. Sterling. A colon—not a period, comma, or semicolon—is used to separate the main title and the subtitle, no matter how it appears on the title page. If there is a second subtitle, it is separated by a semicolon and starts with a capital letter (example: Rothko: Intimacy and Humanity; Painting on the Large Scale). A dash in the title, however, should be retained (example: Self-Portrait—an Account of the Artist as Educator”). All titles should be given either headline-style or sentence-style capitalization. It is also permissible to spell out abbreviated words and numerals. Some editors find it useful to impose standard punctuation as well, such as serial commas and hyphens. See Titles. When it comes to different ways of how to paint a mural or a wall picture, one of the easiest ways to transfer your design onto the large wall surface is by using a grid. Whether you are painting the wall or doing murals in stencil technique it comes really handy to split your sketch into smaller parts and do your work one step at the time. You don’t want to lose yourselves in a big picture. It takes more time to be sure, but better safe than sorry because when it comes to the large-scale projects the use of grid is the best way to ensure the perfection of your piece. You should leave your freehand painting for some other occasion or even proceed if you feel really confident about the level of your skillfulness. However, if you decide to go with the grid method, the first thing you need to do is to split your sketch into the grid squares in proportion to the wall and planned surface of your future mural. Then you should replicate the squares from your referential drawing into corresponding squares on the wall surface. After your picture is set you can erase the lines and you’re ready to paint and bring some color into your design. Another useful method for really large projects is the use of a professional projector, which can be costly, so you might skip this option for a while and consider acquiring a projector once again when you are well known and preferably well-off. The Spring 2008 VSA biannual exhibit features works by 36 selected artists from the VSA Day Arts Program. Work chosen for Sowing Seeds is all about new beginnings as many of the artists have not shown work professionally. Landscapes, still lives, animals, portraits, abstracts, drawings, works in acrylic, pastel, pencil, watercolor, photographs and quilts will grace the walls N4th Gallery. A special event, Sowing Seeds Arts and Crafts Festival, will coincide with the exhibition on Saturday, May 3, from 10:00am-2:00pm, at VSA North Fourth Art Center. Proceeds directly benefit the artists.

Curtis, S.L. (2012). Music therapy and social justice: A personal journey. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 39(3), 209-213. A wet strip of rice paper moulded to and between a number of rounded rocks at the point on a shore where the sand ends and the rocks begin. The piece is in the tradition of earth works where the artist makes use of the natural environment as a component of the work. Here the artist’s intention is to create such a work without modifying or destroying the environment to create the piece. After photographing the scene the paper was retrieved. Roth, Richard. Local Self Portraits. Exh. cat. Hudson, New York: Hudson Opera House, 2010. The Pet Portraits Business: Do you love animals? Here is another angle on the above portraiture theme whereby people are happy to pay good money for a genuine likeness rendered in paint by a competent artist. Röhricht, F., Webster, S., & Procter, S. (2015). Creative Therapies and Creativity. In F. Holloway, S. Kalidindi, H. Killaspy & G. Roberts (Eds.), Enabling Recovery: The Principles and Practice of Rehabilitation Psychiatry (2nd ed.). London: Royal College of Psychiatrists. Explore the limits of your creativity in an explosion of poster paint colour. This ready mixed paint is non-toxic, water soluble and perfectly safe to use. With a bit of imagination and your sleeves rolled up, there’s really no limit to how poster paint can be used. It is perfect for people of all ages to use to get their creative hats on; and best of all it’s affordable, colourful and has a fun texture so that artists of all levels can explore their artistic side on any size of project. After visiting Arrieta I headed for the capital Arrecife to visit the Castillo San Jose, built between 1776 and 1779 on the orders of the Spanish King Carlos III, the construction of this appealing semi-circular fortress served at that time – apart from the military purpose – predominantly to provide work for the islanders. This was a tough time with many people struggling to find a living following the volcanic eruptions earlier in the century, which had devastated the island, especially the fertile land. This is also the reason why this fortress became known as the Fortaleza del Hambre (Hunger Fortress). Wu, L.X., Yu, H.B., & Liu, Y.F. (2008). Combined treatment using acupuncture and music therapy on children with cerebral palsy: Gross motor function measure comparison in 60 cases. Neural Regeneration Research, 3(6), 694-696. Krout, R. (2001). The effects of single-session music therapy interventions on the observed and self-reported levels of pain control, physical comfort, and relaxation of hospice patients. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care, 18(6), 383-390.