Sara’s Parlour Face Painting is a contemporary face and body art company based in Birmingham. Afflicted by boredom and disheartenment at the existing forms of painting, Jean Arp devoted his initial years to poetry. In 1904, he published his first collection of poetries in Paris after passing out of Ecole des Arts et Metiers, Strasbourg. Later on, he took genuine initiative to re-discover his long lost interest in painting and sculpting. During 1905 to 1907, he studied at Kunstschule, Weimar, and in the year 1908, at Academie Julian. In 1909, Jean Arp shifted to Switzerland and organized an exhibition at Lucerne, under the label “Moderner Bund,” in 1911. The subsequent year, he happened to meet Robert & Sonia Delaunay in Paris and Russian artist, Vasily Kandinsky in Munich. In 1912, Jean Arp displayed his semi-figurative drawings at the second Blaue Reiter exhibition, and in 1913, he exhibited them with the … Read the rest

The market for Chinese contemporary art has developed at a feverish pace, becoming the single fastest-growing segment of the international art market. 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 … Read the rest

American Abstract expressionist painter Franz Kline was born on May 23rd 1910 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Cohen, David. Gallery Going: The Painter’s Painter” (PaceWildenstein exhibition review). New York Sun, 10 April 2008: illustrated. 55 Ferris Street Show (exhibition catalogue). Text by Fredericke Taylor. Brooklyn, New York: 55 Ferris Street, 1992. Silverman, M.J. (2003). The influence of music on the symptoms of psychosis: A meta-analysis. Journal of Music Therapy, 40(1), 27-40. Thomas Nozkowski and R. Buckminster Fuller” (Max Protetch Gallery exhibition review). The New Yorker, 4 December 1995: 20-22. Hardeep Pandhal, a second-generation British citizen of Indian descent, has been tackling the theme of his South Asian identity whilst operating in the Western art world. A graduate of the Glasgow School of Art, Pandhal is taking part in the Colombo Art Biennale, which began on 3 December. This is his first international exhibition, and some of the works include drawings done in … Read the rest