American Abstract expressionist painter Franz Kline was born on May 23rd 1910 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Greenberg, D.M., Rentfrow, P.J., & Baron-Cohen, S. (2015). Can music increase empathy? Interpreting musical experience through the empathizing-systemizing (ES) theory: Implications for Autism. Empirical Musicology Review, 10(1-2), 80-95. Body painting is an art that has been practiced through the ages and cultures originally using clay and natural pigments found in plants. de Warren, Nicolas. Ad Infinitum: Boredom and the Play of Imagination.” Infinite Possibilities: Serial Imagery in 20th Century Drawings. Exh. cat. Wellesley, MA: Davis Museum and the Cultural Center, Wellesley College, 2004: 1-14. Chen, X.J., Leith, H., & Gold, C. (in press). Music therapy for improving mental health in offenders. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2016(7). Thomas Nozkowski, Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, April 4-May 1, 1985. Oliver, Samuel F. 109 obras de Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Exh. cat. Buenes Aires: Museo Nacional de … Read the rest

Sara’s Parlour Face Painting is a contemporary face and body art company based in Birmingham. Jamabo, T. A., & George, I. R. (2014). Music as a therapy for depression in women: A theoretical perspective. International Journal of Academic Research, 6(4), 227-231. The auditory cortex is mainly part of the temporal lobe at each side of the brain, slightly above the ears. The brain cells in this area are organized by sound frequencies, with some responding to high frequencies and others to low ones. The auditory cortex analyzes the information from the music such as the volume, pitch, speed, melody and rhythm. Larson, Kay. How Should Artists Be Educated?” ARTnews 82, no. 9 (November 1983): pp. 85-91. Ratcliff, Carter. The Fate of an Orthodoxy: Notes on Recent American Sculpture.” La sculpture contemporaine après 1970. Exh. cat. in French and English. Fréjus: Fondation Daniel Templon and Musée Temporaire, 1991. It can be … Read the rest

Inspired by the radical innovations of late 19th-century painters and sculptors, 20th-century modernists pushed art to new frontiers of expression and abstraction, rewriting the rules about what constituted art and how its materials could be used. Foster, Carter E. Stations of the Cross: Black, White, Light.” Ellsworth Kelly Black & White. Exh. cat. Munich: Haus der Kunst; Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2011: 34-47. The text is also published in a German edition of this catalogue. Horne-Thompson, A., & Grocke, D. (2008). The effect of music therapy on anxiety in patients who are terminally ill. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 11(4), 582-590. Butterton, M. (1993). Music in the pastoral care of emotionally disturbed children. Journal of British Music Therapy, 7(2), 12-20. Alfred Sisley (1839-1899) was born in Paris to British parents, and, despite applying to become a French citizen, he remained British until his relatively early death aged 59. An early associate … Read the rest

The 20th century European Modernist, Figurative artist, Mark Zakharovich Shagal, or Marc Chagall was born Moshe Shagal on July 7, 1887 in Vitebsk, Belarus, the then part of the Russian Federation. Edgar Degas was born in Paris on the 19th July 1834. He is mainly associated with the French Impressionists, and is best known for his delicate paintings and pastel drawings of ballet dancers. However, Degas’s many outstanding depictions of horses deserve to be given closer inspection. Faulkner, S., Wood, L., Ivery, P., & Donovan, R. (2012). It is not just music and rhythm… Evaluation of a drumming-based intervention to improve the social wellbeing of alienated youth. Children Australia, 37(1), 31-39. Art and the Adolescent The young adolescent is at a stage of great conflict. There are emotional and physical changes to deal with and social concerns which create tensions and pressures. Although these young people are growing into adults, … Read the rest

Robert Motherwell was a young American ‘Abstract Expressionist’ painter, printer, collage maker, and author. Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA. An Exhibition of Works of Art Lent by the Alumni of Williams College. 5 May – 16 June 1962. Catalogue. AliciaC – Those click-sounds are amazing, and still part of the African languages. We Westerns can’t do it. Totally impossible for me, anyway. But then, ask an Englishman to pronounce the letter ‘r’ the way it is pronounced by the Germanic language groups, and not to talk about the French-people who have another unique way of pronouncing an ‘r’. Since babyhood we develop specific muscles in the tongue and mouth in order to speak our mother tongue with a specific accent. I am glad you find the information educational and fascinating. Maratos, A., Crawford, M.J., & Procter, S. (2011). Music therapy for depression: It seems to work, but how? … 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. Nöcker-Ribaupierre, M. (1999). Short and Long-Term Effects of the Maternal Voice on the Behaviors of Very Low Birth Weight Infants and their Mothers as a Basis for the Bonding Process. In R. R. Pratt & D. E. Grocke (Eds.), Music Medicine 3 (pp. 153-161). Melbourne: University of Melbourne. Müller-Schareck, Maria. Fresh Widow – The Window in Art since Matisse and Duchamp. Exh. cat. Düsseldorf: Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, 2012. Introduction by Marion Ackermann; also essays by Rolf Selbmann, Elke Bippus, Erich Franz, Peter Kropmanns, Isabelle Manz, Heinz Liesbrock, Christoph Grunenberg, Melanie Vietmeier, Lisa Marei Schmidt, John Yau, Christian Müller, Stefan Gronert, Rune Gade, Hans Rudolf Reust, Doris Krystof, Ina Blom Caroline Káding The text … Read the rest

Art buyers and collectors have many ways to acquire contemporary works of art, especially by living artists. Bruer, R.A., Spitznagel, E., & Cloninger, C.R. (2007). The temporal limits of cognitive change from music therapy in elderly persons with dementia or dementia-like cognitive impairment: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Music Therapy, 44(4), 308-328. Olson, S.L. (1998). Bedside musical care: Applications in pregnancy, childbirth, and neonatal care. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 27(5), 569-575. Repicturing Abstraction (exhibition catalogue). Texts by Arthur C. Danto, Richard Waller, H. Ashley Kistler, Chris Gregson and Steven S. High. Richmond, Virginia: Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1995: 69, illustrated. Sherman, Sam. Thomas Nozkowski @ Max Protetch Gallery” (exhibition review). Kultureflash, no. 67 (26 November 2003). But by the end of the 19th century many Western artists felt a need to create a new kind of art that reflected the fundamental changes taking place in … Read the rest

Nail art is the most versatile and latest fashion statement today. Miller, C., & Teramoto, M. (2015). Music therapy as a treatment for patients with post-traumatic stress disorder. International Journal of Mental Health & Psychiatry, 1(1), 1-3. Today, Nael devotes his time fully to painting and continues to be inspired by his deep love of nature, and his fascination with the elements so dramatically displayed within the Scottish landscape and its coastlines. His paintings often transcend the immediate depiction of the landscape and embrace the human relationship with the land. From the people living in these areas- the fisherfolk and their relationship with the sea, and the farmers working the land, Nael Hanna is driven to capture the rhythms, atmosphere and textures so unique to this part of the world. Peters, Susan Dodge, ed. Memorial Art Gallery: An Introduction to the Collection (includes artist’s statements). Entry Hans Hofmann” by Penny … Read the rest