American Abstract expressionist painter Franz Kline was born on May 23rd 1910 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Hi Beth, thank you for taking time to view this hub about Frederick McCubbin and for your thoughts on some of his paintings. It is interesting to try and decipher the stories his paintings portray. The interior of the house in “Home Again” is supposed to be based on the kitchen of his own home and bakery. Rogers, Millard F., Jr. Favorite Paintings from the Cincinnati Art Museum. New York: Abbeville Press, 1980. Abramtsevo is an estate located north of Moscow in the proximity of Khotkovo, that became a centre for the Slavophile art movement in the 19th century. It was here that the artist, Ilya Repin (1844-1930) created some of his loveliest and most evocative works, including this glorious study of a lady crossing a ricketty bridge in a woodland setting. Ashton, Dore. Modern … Read the rest

Sara’s Parlour Face Painting is a contemporary face and body art company based in Birmingham. Forooghy, M., Mottahedian Tabrizi, E., Hajizadeh, E., & Pishgoo, B. (2015). Effect of music therapy on patients’ anxiety and hemodynamic parameters during coronary angioplasty: A randomized controlled trial. Nursing and Midwifery Studies, 4(2). Eisler, J. (1999). Wendy: ‘I Used to be Crying Every Day…’. In M. Pavlicevic (Ed.), Music Therapy – Intimate Notes (pp. 23-37). London: Jessica Kingsley. According to many accounts of neurological scans, we process rhythm differently than melodies. Researchers led by Michael Thaut of Colorado State University’s Center for Biomedical Research in Music found pattern, meter and tempo processing tasks utilized right, or bilateral, areas of frontal, cingulate, parietal, prefrontal, temporal and cerebellar cortices,” while tempo processing engaged mechanisms subserving somatosensory and premotor information.” This activation in the motor cortex can produce some intriguing effects. Music with groove promotes corticospinal excitability, which … Read the rest

Mickalene Thomas (b. 1971, Camden, NJ; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) makes paintings, collages, photography, video, and installations that draw on art history and popular culture to create a contemporary vision of female sexuality, beauty, and power. Your grandfathers paintings are a American as apple pie. His nostalgic patina of nineteet-century rural imagery is classic. I especially Christina’s World, the abstract qualities of light, time,form and space places his work at the pinnacle of American fine art. Thanks for sharing. Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT. Connecticut Collects: An Exhibition of Privately Owned Works of Art in Connecticut. 4 October – 3 November 1957. Catalogue with text by Charles C. Cunningham. Annual Exhibition 1963 – Contemporary American Painting. Exh. cat. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1963. Seitz, William C. The Responsive Eye. Exh. cat. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1965. 70 Years of Abstract Painting—Excerpts, Jason McCoy … Read the rest