Jean Arp, also known as Hans Arp, was a German-French painter, sculptor, and poet. Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA. Masters of the Gesture. 2 October – 6 November 2010. Catalogue (published in 2011) with text by David Anfam. There have been some experiments with silent dance by avant-garde dancers and choreographers in the 20th century, but it is universally true that it is expected that dance is to be accompanied by musical sounds. Ansdell, G., & Meehan, J. (2010). Some light at the end of the tunnel”: Exploring users’ evidence for the effectiveness of music therapy in adult mental health settings. Music and Medicine, 2(1), 29-40. The home in East Hampton, New York where Jackson Pollock lived with his wife Lee Krasner is now a museum. At this special place you can see the rooms where these artists lived. Most importantly, you can see the studio where Pollock and Krasner … Read the rest

American contemporary artist, Jasper Johns, Jr., was born on May 15, 1930, in Augusta, Georgia. Colour: Three distinct vertical bands of colour – warm red, neutral beige, cool blue. Shapes: Distinct, large, simplified, some slight modelling. Texture: Strong repeated diagonal movement of the marking tool. As the artists moved towards modern acrylic paints in the 1980s the range of available colours became much broader and brighter colours were introduced. Whereas men were the main artists at Papunya and women assisted within family groups to work on the men’s paintings, by the mid-1980s women began to make their own paintings. As part of this process, as women artists became well known they also opted for a wider range of colours. The Art Institute of Chicago, IL. Fifty-Ninth Annual American Exhibition of Water Colors and Drawings. 4 November 1948 – 2 January 1949. Catalogue. Born in Munich in 1880, Franz Marc was … Read the rest

In these days of budget cuts and limited resources, it’s often the case that fine arts classes are the first to be cut. Edwards, J. (1999). Considering the paradigmatic frame: Social science research approaches relevant to research in music therapy. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 26(2), 73-80. Even when Reinhardt was not literally making collages, he alluded to the practice of it in many of his drawings, applying color in overlapping, autonomous swaths like pieces of paper laid down on top of one another. In several elegant black-and-white drawings dating from 1936-39, the negative space is allowed to take on its own constructive presence, moving from the edges into the center, as in a gestalt-shifting optical illusion. (Here again we find Reinhardt’s insistent exhortation to stay awhile, looking, even in front of his smallest, quickest works.) Transparent forms seem to float in early gouaches from 1938-39 like colored tissue paper layered … Read the rest

Founded in 1979, Modernism has since presented more than 450 exhibitions, both historical and contemporary, in media ranging from painting to photography, sculpture to performance, by an international roster of artists. Art Nouveau is an international style of art, architecture and applied art, especially the decorative arts, known in different languages by different names: Jugendstil in German, Stile Liberty in Italian, Modernisme in Catalan, etc. In English it is also known as the Modern Style (not to be confused with Modernism and Modern architecture). The style was most popular between 1890 and 1910. It was a reaction against the academic art, eclecticism and historicism of 19th century architecture and decoration. It was often inspired by natural forms such as the sinuous curves of plants and flowers. Other characteristics of Art Nouveau were a sense of dynamism and movement, often given by asymmetry or “whiplash” curves, and the use of modern … Read the rest

Figurative art, alternatively known as figurativism, is a style in art forms -predominantly in paintings and sculptures. Réalités Nouvelles 5ème Salon. Exh. cat. Paris: Palais des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris, 1950. Washburn Gallery, New York. Arshile Gorky, In Memory. 2 – 28 November 1978. Catalogue with reprinted texts by André Breton and Willem de Kooning. Kordovan, S., Preissler, P., Kamphausen, A., Bokemeyer, C., & Oechsle, K. (2016). Prospective study on music therapy in terminally ill cancer patients during specialized inpatient palliative care. Journal of palliative medicine, 19(4), 394-399. Bakagiannis, S., & Tarrant, M. (2006). Can music bring people together? Effects of shared musical preference on intergroup bias in adolescence. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 47(2), 129-136. In the 19th century, one of the key ways that new compositions became known to the public was by the sales of sheet music , which middle class amateur music lovers would perform … Read the rest

Daniel Cristian Chiriac, born 1972 in Romania, paints oil on canvas. Milla, Martina. American Modern. Works from the Corcoran Gallery of Art.” Modernitat Americana: Obres de la Corcoran Gallery of Art. Exh. cat. La Corcoran Gallery of Art, 2008: 33, 148-149, 169. Landau, Ellen G., ed. Reading Abstract Expressionism (includes artist’s statements). New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2005. Kuniharu Shimizu is a kind of artist I admire deeply the one for whom creation is a way of life. He has supported himself as a graphic artist, an editor, and exhibition planner. For the joy of it, he has created countless haiga as well as writing haiku and haibun (haiku with prose or narrative), and also bilingual short stories. He is an advisor to The World Haiku Association and finds time to judge of the WHA Monthly Haiga Contest as well. Fresno Art Museum and the Armenian Museum, Fresno, CA. … Read the rest