Georgia ‘Keeffe or Georgia Totto ‘Keeffe was an American painter, who revolutionized the concept of modern abstract art. Such a thesis is virtually impossible to prove, but he does offer two pieces of evidence to back up his assertion. The first uses data from the 1993 General Sociology Survey, conducted by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. The 1,500 respondents were asked to rate 18 genres of music on a scale of 1 (strongly dislike) to 5 (strongly like). Their verbal intelligence was measured by a test in which they selected a synonym for a word out of five candidates. Verbal intelligence is known to be highly correlated with general intelligence,” Kanazawa writes. He found that net of age, race, sex, education, family income, religion, current and past marital status and number of children, more intelligent Americans are more likely to prefer instrumental music such as big band, classical and easy listening than less-intelligent Americans.” In contrast, they were no more likely to enjoy the other, vocal-heavy genres than those with lower intelligence scores. A similar survey was given as part of the British Cohort Study, which includes all babies born in the U.K. in the week of April 5, 1970. In 1986, when the participants were 16 years old, they were asked to rate their preference for 12 musical genres. They also took the same verbal intelligence test. Like the Americans, the British teens who scored high marks for intelligence were more likely than their peers to prefer instrumental music, but no more likely to enjoy vocal selections. He also studied at the Victorian Academy of the Arts and exhibited there in 1876 and again from 1879 to 1882, selling his first painting View Near Fisherman’s Bend in 1880. During this period his father passed away, and the responsibility for running the family’s bakery business fell on Frederick. Goodrich, Lloyd, and John I.H. Baur. American Art of Our Century. New York: Frederick A. Praeger, for the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1961. Background music refers to a mode of musical performance in which the music is not intended to be a primary focus of potential listeners, but its content, character, and volume level are deliberately chosen to affect behavioral and emotional responses in humans such a concentration, relaxation, distraction, and excitement. Listeners are uniquely subject to background music with no control over its volume and content. The range of responses created are of great variety, and even opposite, depending on numerous factors such as, setting, culture, audience, and even time of day. The Classic Spirit in 20th Century Art. Exh. cat. New York: Sidney Janis Gallery, 1964.
Silkscreening: A reproduction process wherein paint or ink is forced by the pressure of a squeegee through a stencil adhered to a stretched silk or nylon cloth; also called serigraphy. Space: Depth or distance in a 2-D work; an empty volume to be occupied by a form, to be used positively or negatively in relation to that form in 3-D work. Squeegee: A rubber blade mounted on a handle used to force ink or paint through a mesh of a silk screen. Stencil: A sheet made from cardboard, paper, or plastic film which a design has been cut to create openings through which ink is rolled or pushed to imprint on an underlying surface. Shape: The repeated shape creates unity. The diagonals suggest motion – in this case a freeze of action – also suggested because the figures are slightly off balance. Surface: The figures are shiny and reflective. Viewers would also be reflected in the sculpture and thus become part of it. Cohen, N.S. (2014). Music therapy and sociological theories of aging. Music Therapy Perspectives, 32(1), 84-92. Many such artists build a portfolio of stock in the winter months, and sell throughout the summer months. Colour: The use of black with bright, cheerful colours is unusual. The artist makes use of tints in the pink dress. Pattern, Texture: The surface is full of dynamic strokes, shapes and colours. Space: Everything happens in a very shallow visual space. Waldon, E. (2001). The effects of group music therapy on mood states and cohesiveness in adult oncology patients. Journal of Music Therapy, 38(3), 212-238. Oldfield, A. (2011). Exploring Issues of Control through Interactive, Improvised Music Making: Music Therapy Diagnostic Assessment and Short-Term Treatment with a Mother and Daughter in a Psychiatric Unit. In A. Meadows (Ed.), Developments in Music Therapy Practice: Case Study Perspectives (pp. 104-118). Gilsum, NH: Barcelona. Buyers are responsible for determining the value, condition and authenticity of the goods. Buyers participating in the Artspace Auctions represent and warrant by placing any bid that they are ready, willing and able to pay the purchase price bid, all applicable taxes and the buyer’s premium all within 24 hours of the close of the auction if they are the successful bidder. Any bids submitted using a buyer’s registration log in information shall be deemed made or authorized by that buyer. Each buyer placing any bid represents and warrants that such bids are not the product of any collusive or other anti-competitive agreement and are otherwise consistent with federal and state laws. Each buyer is responsible for payment of New York State and local sales tax, any applicable use tax, any federal luxury tax or any other taxes assessed on the purchase of the goods. The buyer is solely responsible for identifying and obtaining any necessary export, import, or other permit for the delivery of the goods and for determining whether the goods are subject to any export or import embargoes.
Cummings, Paul. A Dictionary of Contemporary American Artists. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1966. Bois, Yve-Alain. The Summons.” Spencertown: Recent Paintings by Ellsworth Kelly. Exh. cat. London: Anthony d’Offay Gallery and New York: Matthew Marks Gallery, 1994: 7-85. This research investigated the worldviews that music therapists hold and how these influence their music therapy practice and teaching. Culture for this project was defined as “the behaviors and beliefs characteristic of a particular social, ethnic, or age group” (). Twelve participants who had lived and worked in 16 different countries and had experience as both music therapy clinicians and teachers, participated. They were asked, “What views do you hold that are a part of your culture that you believe may influence your music therapy or teaching of music therapy?” The researchers performed an inductive analysis of the data using principles of grounded theory methods. Four themes were found to represent the main influences of culture relevant to music therapy as understood and described by the participants: the influence of culture in shaping worldviews, on clinical practice, on teaching, and on perception and thinking about the therapeutic process. These themes and constructs that constitute each are presented, along with quotations to illustrate each. Participants’ views of culture and worldview are also presented. Implications of this research for the teaching and practice of music therapy in a multicultural world are discussed. Of course, it wasn’t what Pollock painted so much as how he applied pigment to canvases – dripping liquid paint from cans, splattering or slapping it from brushes or sticks, or squeezing it from tubes or syringes; and whatever fell on the painting became part of it, be it cigarette butts, paint tube tops, pebbles, nails, buttons, tacks, coins or matches, because, as far as Pollock was concerned, there were no accidents. Pollock’s paintings were as spontaneous as a lightning bolt. Music, therefore, can act as an alternative medium through which those with ASC can communicate both ideas and emotions. In this way, through music, people with autism can experience themselves and the world around them in a way that is different from what they are normally accustomed. After practice within musical group play, these experiences can be potentially carried over to non-musical activities in their daily lives. Indeed, this is the belief of many musical therapists. 7 These experiences may not only improve communication skills, but may also boost confidence, and through the expression of emotion, lead to a greater sense of self.
Contemporary art operates in multiple formats, media, and is in synthesis with global, political, socio-cultural change. It is not limited by materials nor methodology. It may or may not encompass traditional formats such as painting, drawing, and sculpture, but may popular conceptual practices engage performance, installation, and multi-media works. Contemporary art is often engaging a multi-disciplinary discourse, utilizing a diverse body of skills and peoples to ultimately engage the mass with a substantial, and sometimes provocative discourse pertaining to the relevant issues shaping the world right now. It is continually engaging, and affecting the boundaries of perception. Particularly musical (and choreographic) states of communication are those involving a concerted simultaneity of sound events or movements, that is, between a group and its members, between a group and an individual or between two groups. While you can sing, play, dance, talk, paint, sculpt and write to or for yourself and for others, it is very rare for several people to simultaneously talk, write, paint or sculpt in time with each other. In fact, as soon as speech is subordinated to temporal organisation of its prosodic elements (rhythm, accentuation, relative pitch, etc.), it becomes intrinsically musical, as is evident from the choral character of rhythmically chanted of slogans in street demonstrations or in the role of the choir in Ancient Greek drama. Thanks to this factor of concerted simultaneity, music and dance are particularly suited to expressing collective messages of affective and corporeal identity of individuals in relation to themselves, each other, and their social, as well as physical, surroundings. The idea of a promotional model—an attractive, charismatic personality who is an expert at mingling—is a common sight at many events. But the models of Runway Waiters set themselves apart from the rest. Tuckett, A.G., Hodgkinson, B., Rouillon, L., Balil-Lozoya, T., & Parker, D. (2015). What carers and family said about music therapy on behaviours of older people with dementia in residential aged care. International Journal of Older People Nursing, 10(2), 146-157. Performing music involves all regions of the brain such as the visual, auditory, motor, sensory, and prefrontal cortices; corpus callosum; hippocampus; and cerebellum. It speeds up communication between the hemispheres and affects language and higher-order brain functioning. Massimiliano Gioni’s 2013 Venice Biennale, titled The Encyclopedic Palace, ” was dedicated to spiritualist cosmologies of all kinds. Since that time, a steady drip of rediscoveries of art with occult themes has been felt. In 2014 and 2015, Marjorie Cameron (1922-1995), aka Cameron, had her occult art showcased at LA MoCA’s Pacific Design Center ( Songs for the Witch Woman ”) and Jeffrey Deitch in New York ( Cinderella of the Wastelands ”). A 2016 exhibition of British artist Georgiana Houghton’s spirit drawings ” at the Courtauld in London drew huge crowds, the same year that Language of the Birds ” at New York University’s 80WSE Gallery presented a cross-historical exploration of art inspired by Kabbalah, alchemy, hermeticism, and Tarot. Self-taught painter and telepathic healer Emma Kunz was featured at the Serpentine just last spring. And, of course, the Guggenheim’s Hilma af Klint show broke records for attendance last year—perhaps the moment it became clear to all that the new interest was truly a juggernaut.
M. Knoedler & Co., New York. American Works on Paper 1945 -1975. November – December 1975. Catalogue. Gallant, W., Siegel, S., & Holosko, M. (1997). The use of music in counseling addictive clients. Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 42(2), 42-52. Thomas Nozkowski: Paintings, Diane Brown Gallery, New York, November 10-December 5, 1987. Building the Collection.” National Gallery of Art Bulletin, 29 (Spring 2003): pp. 2-7. Moss graffiti, also known as eco-graffiti or green graffiti, is a green alternative to the toxic and environmentally harmful spray paintings used by the street artists. In fact, with moss and a few other harmless ingredients can be created a natural paint that, with time, will simply grow where it was applied. Trondalen, G. (2016). Self-Care in Music Therapy: The Art of Balancing In J. Edwards (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Music Therapy (pp. 936-956). Oxford: Oxford University Press. Cevasco, A.M., & Grant, R.E. (2005). Effects of the pacifier activated lullaby on weight gain of premature infants. Journal of Music Therapy, 42(2), 123-139. DISCUSSION STARTERS Subject Matter This is a structure with architectural references (a temple?). It is constructed of a single module repeated many times; a common household objects, a carnation milk can. Monochrome.” Big Bang at the Musée National d’Art Moderne – Destruction and Creation in 20th Century Art. Exh. brochure. Paris: Centre Georges Pompidou, 2005. Selz, Peter. Art in Our Times: A Pictorial History, 1890-1980 (includes artist’s statements). New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1981. better effects on Japanese patients, compared to Western music. Powell, H., & ‘Keefe, A. (2010). Weaving the threads together: Music therapy in care homes. Journal of Dementia Care, 18, 24-28. Sachs, Katherine. Cézanne and Kelly: Painting Form through Color.” Cézanne and Beyond. Exh. cat. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2009: 432-461, 559-560. Essays by Joseph Rishel, Katherine Sachs, Roberta Bernstein, Yve-Alain Bois, John Elderfield, Carolyn Lanchner, Richard Shiff, and Robert Storr. 20th Century Drawings from the Whitney Museum of American Art (organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York). Traveled to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 21 May – 7 September 1987; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH, 30 September – 8 November 1987; Achenbach Foundation, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 5 March – 5 June 1988; Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, 30 June – 28 August 1988; Whitney Museum of American Art, Fairfield County, Stamford, CT, 17 November 1988 – 25 January 1989. Catalogue with text by Paul Cummings.