Sara’s Parlour Face Painting is a contemporary face and body art company based in Birmingham. Kaplan, Ilee. Sculptors on Paper.” Graphic Abstraction in America – A View from the First Century. Exh. cat. University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, 1998: 20-24. Conceptual Creations: Collage and Assemblage” is a group exhibition featuring New Orleans based artists who create work through transformative materiality. Collage has continued to be an important means of expression throughout art history and is particularly relevant during times of social unrest. The artists included in this exhibition experiment by embracing chance, accident, and improvisation to create works that are surprising and unanticipated. Drawing on such methods, each artist makes unique contributions to the show, which includes works by Scott Andresen, James Henderson, Regina Scully and Robert Tannen. Amplification of a musical tone by interaction of sound vibrations with a surface or enclosed space. The artist has used organic materials (a reflection of the subject matter which is also organic) but whereas the devil’s purse is smooth and fairly resilient in nature, the sculpture is quite rough and fragile. The artist has made the paper from which the sculpture was constructed. Fig. 12. Portraits of silent fathers, watercolor of west wall of Chapel XXVIII, Monastery of Apa Apollo at Bawit, 6th-7th century, wall painting. J. Clédat, Le monastère et la nécropole de Baouît” (Cairo, 1904), plate CVIII. We were so thrilled to have you at the party Friday night. You were such a hit with the kids! I’ve heard such great feedback on the tattoos from the kids and parents and will pass along all of your information to next year’s party committee. Fig. 14. Detail of painted textile hanging, east wall of Chapel XLII, Monastery of Apa Apollo at Bawit, 6th-7th century, wall painting. J. Clédat, Le monastère et la nécropole de Baouît” (Cairo, 1999), 51, fig. 47. Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, MA. Modern Art for Harvard: Prints and Drawings Acquired through the Generosity of Frederick B. and Virginia H. Deknatel. 31 May – 6 August 1995. One study conducted by C. Gaser, Ph.D and, G. Schlaug M.D. Ph.D. found differences in gray matter between musicians and non-musicians. Professional musicians were compared to amateur musicians and non-musicians and were found to have more gray matter in the auditory, motor, and visual-spatial areas of the brain. The strengthening of certain areas of the brain through repeated use will lead to more gray matter. It’s important to remember that engagement with music is the key to encouraging brain development. Simply signing a child up for a music-listening course won’t have the same effects on the brain as if the child is an active participant in the music-making process. For example, a study from Northwestern University found better neural processing abilities in students who played an instrument compared to students who only listened to music. Children may also experience increases in overall IQ as a result of taking music lessons. A study found that children who took music lessons had greater increases in their IQ than children who didn’t take music lessons. The results showed improvements in IQ subtests, index scores, and a standardized measure of academic achievement.
Brown, R. A. (2012). Music preferences and personality among Japanese university students. International Journal of Psychology, 47(4), 259-268. City Art Museum, St. Louis, MO. American Painting: 39th Annual Exhibition. 16 February – 19 March 1946. Catalogue with text by Charles Nagel, Jr., published in Bulletin, City Art Museum, St. Louis 31, no. 1 (1946). N4th Gallery presents a group exhibition of artwork created by artists utilizing the OFFCenter Community Arts Project Studio. OffCenter Community Arts Project is a public art space facilitating free access and education in the arts to the Albuquerque community since 2001. This exhibition includes a selection of unique and engaging artwork created by four prolific artists working in a variety of artistic media. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting. 6 December 1947 – 25 January 1948. Catalogue. Goodman, K. (2011). Music Therapy Education and Training: From Theory to Practice. Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas. Stuart Buchanan’s paintings are easily identifiable. His art work display a recurring theme of solitude. This is not to suggest his paintings are lonely but rather a celebration of peace and serenity. Buchanan creates a world of peace and refuge away from the day to day of the outside world. His paintings depict mostly single figures and pairs and all share an enviable meditative state. The figures are often involved in an activity beyond the canvas and the viewer – such as gazing out to sea or at the stars, or daydreaming. He draws inspiration from his own childhood memories and experiences, as well as more current day to day life and the environment and landscapes that surround him. Experts say this museum is a cultural treasure. It is the place where Jackson Pollock helped introduce the world to Abstract Expressionism. Pollock helped break the traditional rules of representation and established America as an important center for modern art. 181st Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, National Academy of Design Museum, New York, May 11-June 18, 2006. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. An Exhibition of Work by 46 Painters and Sculptors under 35 Years of Age. 11 – 26 April 1930. Catalogue. Whipple, J. (2008). The effect of music-reinforced nonnutritive sucking on state of preterm, low birthweight infants experiencing heelstick. Journal of Music Therapy, 45(3), 227-272. de Chassey, Éric. Paris: Capital of the Arts 1900-1968. Exh. cat. London: Royal Academy of Arts, 2002: 217, 320, 346-347, 351. The gathering reveals an ambitious, sometimes awkward painter devoted to working in the open air who felt compelled to respond to Jackson Pollock and the radical allover compositions of his abstract drip paintings. Alex Katz had done something similar in the early 1950s in paintings in which he worked the branches of bare winter trees into black crisscrossing networks.
Standing wave is a combination of two waves moving in opposite directions, each having the same amplitude and frequency. Musical tones are tones generated by standing waves produced in or on the musical instrument. Musical instruments produce pitches by trapping sound waves by making them bounce back and forth between two or more surfaces or points. Musical instruments i.e. the container has to be the perfect size (length) for a certain wavelength, so that waves bouncing back or being produced at each end reinforce each other, instead of interfering with each other and cancelling each other out. And it really helps to keep the container very narrow, so that you don’t have to worry about waves bouncing of the sides and complicating things. So you have a bunch of regularly-spaced waves that are trapped, bouncing back and forth in a container that fits their wavelength perfectly. If you could watch these waves, it would not even look as if they are traveling back and forth. Instead, waves would seem to be appearing and disappearing regularly at exactly the same spots, and these trapped waves are called standing waves. So you have a sound wave trap, and you keep sending more sound waves into it. These trapped waves (standing waves) are useful for music because for a tone – a sound with a particular pitch to be generated – a group of sound waves has to be very regular, all exactly the same distance apart. Standing waves are transverse waves in string instruments travelling back and forth along the string due to reflections at the terminations of the string and terminations act as nodes; standing waves are longitudinal waves in wind instruments travelling back and forth along the length of instruments with nodes at open end. Perceiving language and music constitutes two of the highest level cognitive skills evident in humans. The concept that the hierarchy of syntactic structures found in language and music result in shared perceptual representations (e.g. Koelsch et al., 2002, Patel, 2003) contrasts with the idea that such stimuli are perceived using entirely disparate neural mechanisms (e.g. Peretz and Coltheart, 2003, Rogalsky et al., 2011), whilst others propose a more emergent functional architecture (Zatorre et al., 2002). Song is a well-known example of a stimulus category which evokes both linguistic and musical perception and therefore provides an avenue with which to explore the relationship between these perceptual systems. There is currently debate regarding the extent to which the representations of melody and lyrics are integrated or segregated during the perception of song. This issue has been examined in a wide range of experiments including integration of memory for melody and lyrics of songs (Serafine, 1984, Serafine et al., 1986), neurophysiological changes resulting from semantic and harmonic incongruities in familiar music (Besson et al., 1998, Bonnel et al., 2001), fMRI repetition suppression induced by listening to unfamiliar lyrics and tunes (Sammler et al., 2010) and modulations of BOLD response to changes in words, pitch and rhythm for both spoken and sung stimuli (Merrill et al., 2012).
One of the most famous Japanese painters of horses during the Showa period (1926-1989) is Yoshijiro (Mokuchu) Urushibara (1888-1953). Urushibara was one of Japan’s most famous woodblock artists of the 20th century and he made many black and white prints of natural subjects, including horses. Many of these prints are on display in museums and art galleries around the world. Robarts, J. (2006). Music therapy with sexually abused children. Clinical Child Psycholy and Psychiatry, 11(2), 249-269. June 11-15. Ages 3-6. Classes include a variety of dance forms such as classical ballet, jazz, hip hop, and musical theater, as well as special classes in acting, make-up, and dance arts and crafts. We will also have a show-and-tell session on Friday at the studios so you can see what your Disney Princess or Neverland Pirate has learned throughout the week. $125. 803-777-7264. 324 Sumter St. American Prints from the Sixties. Exh. cat. New York: Susan Sheehan Gallery, 1989. The American Cancer Society (2009) estimates that almost 1.5 million new cancer cases were diagnosed during 2009 in the United States, resulting in over half a million cancer-related deaths that year. Music therapy may help address psychosocial concerns of hospitalized cancer patients and contribute to management of unpleasant symptoms and side effects. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of a single music therapy session on stress, pain, nausea, sense of well-being, and treatment perceptions on patients and caregivers on a medical oncology-hematology unit. Participants (N = 47) were randomly assigned to a wait-list control or experimental group. Control participants completed a brief questionnaire to assess symptoms before receiving patient preferred live music performed by the researchers. Experimental participants completed the questionnaire after receiving a single dose of music therapy. The only variable that reached statistical significance was perception of therapeutic effectiveness of music therapy, with the experimental group having a higher rating. The experimental group tended to have more positive ratings for stress and nausea. Concerning caregivers, participants in the experimental condition had higher ratings of stress and well-being than participants in the control group. Limitations of the study, implications for clinical practice, and suggestions for future research are provided. Importance was given to instrumental music. It was dominated by further development of musical forms initially defined in the Baroque period: the sonata , the concerto, and the symphony Others main kinds were the trio , string quartet , serenade and divertimento The sonata was the most important and developed form. Although Baroque composers also wrote sonatas, the Classical style of sonata is completely distinct. All of the main instrumental forms of the Classical era, from string quartets to symphonies and concertos, were based on the structure of the sonata. The instruments used chamber music and orchestra became more standardized. In place of the basso continuo group of the Baroque era, which consisted of harpsichord, organ or lute along with a number of bass instruments selected at the discretion of the group leader (e.g., viol, cello, theorbo, serpent), Classical chamber groups used specified, standardized instruments (e.g., a string quartet would be performed by two violins, a viola and a cello). The Baroque era improvised chord-playing of the continuo keyboardist or lute player was gradually phased out between 1750 and 1800.
iCON: Consuming the American Image. Exh. brochure. Ithaca, New York: Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, 2011: 29. John Bell paints mainly landscapes and seascapes of Scotland, particularly along the Ayrshire coast. He is fascinated in the influence of the sky, using bold brushwork to express its changing mood and atmosphere. His paintings capture the extremes of light and colour in the Scottish landscape, from intimate woodland scenes to expansive shorelines. Whether John Bell is painting an intimate woodland scene or an expansive shoreline, his carefully composed oil paintings are always carefully crafted and communicate a strong atmospheric feel to each subject. Pollock’s greatness lies in developing one of the most radical abstract styles in the history of modern art, detaching line from color, redefining the categories of drawing and painting, and finding new means to describe pictorial space. Frederick was born in Melbourne, the third of eight children of Alexander and Ann McCubbin. As an adult worked for a time as solicitor’s clerk, a coach painter and in his family’s bakery business while studying art at the National Gallery of Victoria’s School of Design. Here he met Tom Roberts (also to become one of Australia’s most famous painters) while both studied under Eugene von Guerard. Results of this study found that the ability to do the tasks on the music evaluation was not influenced by prior music training. Results also found strong relationships between participants’ scores on the standard mental status tests and the music evaluation. This shows that the two types of tests are likely to be measuring similar kinds of thinking ability. Specific music skills were associated with each stage of dementia. For example, people in later stages of dementia could not sing, but could imitate rhythm patterns on the hand drum. Ueda, T., Suzukamo, Y., Sato, M., & Izumi, S. (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. Human music-making may vary dramatically between cultures, but the fact that it is found in all cultures suggests that there is a deep human need to create, perform, and listen to music. It appears that our Cro-Magnon and Neanderthal ancestors were as fond of music as we are. The discovery of prehistoric flutes made of animal bone in France and Slovenia, ranging in age from 4000 to 53,000 years old, demonstrates that ancient civilizations devoted considerable time and skill to constructing complicated musical instruments (see the figure below). Reconstructions of these prehistoric flutes suggest that they resemble today’s recorders. It is possible that these ancient instruments even had a sound-producing plug (a fipple), making them easier to play but more difficult to make. Remarkably, many different types of scales can be played on reconstructed prehistoric flutes, and the sounds are pure and haunting. Given the sophistication of these 50,000-year-old instruments, it is quite possible that humans have been making music for several hundred thousand years.