Photography is used by amateurs to preserve memories of favorite times, to capture special moments, to tell stories, to send messages, and as a source of entertainment. Just as developing conceptions of ancestry provide important background for understanding the monastic programs, the development for the elite of architectural forms that accommodated ritual household devotion and decoration that depicted (actual and ideal) ancestors also enhances our understanding of the setting of the later programs. In early imperial elite houses, the tablinum, typically located on the side of the atrium facing the entrance, was a focal point of the household as the office, reception room, and location of a household shrine. The nexus of atrium and tablinum was where current household business and family history were concentrated: ancestor portraits were kept in this area, where they oversaw family celebrations and rites of passage, and inspired the young to emulate them; and this … Read the rest

Henri Laurens was a French sculptor and Illustrator, born in Paris, on February 18, 1885, in a worker’s family. Thomas Nozkowski Paintings: 1980-1990 (exhibition catalogue). Text by Charles Hagen. Glenside, Pennsylvania: Beaver College Art Gallery, 1991: illustrated. Anecdotal reports have indicated that karaoke singing (Batavia & Batavia, 2003) and beat-boxing (mouth percussion) may provide benefits for respiratory health (Warms, 2007). A number of research studies have also indicated that regular singing can reduce sleepiness, snoring, and sleep apnoea symptoms by increasing the strength of the pharyngeal muscles (Hilton et al., 2013; Ojay & Ernst 2000; Pai et al., 2008). Other research has found similar effects on sleep apnoea symptoms from didgeridoo playing (Puhan et al., 2006). Didgeridoo playing can also improve respiratory function for people with asthma (Eley & Gorman, 2008; 2010) as does other wind instrument playing (Lucia, 1994) and singing (Wade, 2002). Impressionism: Like Courbet, the impressionists chose … Read the rest

Impressionism was called “The New Painting” and just what did the nineteenth-century artistic world mean by that? Cohn, Marjorie B. and Clare I. Rogan. Touchstone: 200 Years of Artists’ Lithographs. Exh. cat. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Art Museums, 1998: 76, 87. Vink, A.C., Zuidersma, M., Boersma, F., de Jonge, P., Zuidema, S.U., & Slaets, J.P. (2014). Effect of music therapy versus recreational activities on neuropsychiatric symptoms in elderly adults with dementia: An exploratory randomized controlled trial. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 62(2), 392-393. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX. A Spirited Vision: Highlights of the Bequest of Caroline Wiess Law to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. 22 February – 25 April 2004. Catalogue. A bicycle is shown from more than one point of view. Something is draped over the bicycle in each view. The bicycle is old; it has a twisted wheel. Some very light lines appear on … Read the rest

A popular American ‘Pop Artist’ Roy Fox Lichtenstein or Roy Lichtenstein (October 27, 1923 – September 29, 1997) was born in New York City in an upper middle class family. Human figures and even animal figures are quite commonly found as examples of works of this kind. Yet the scope of this style is not confined to the geometric replicas of living beings. In conjunction with abstract forms and styles, any modern art replicating the real world has been referred to this form by the authors of Tate Institute Glossary. According to this viewpoint any figurative works is also representational and abstract creation is a special derivative of the representational art. Moreover, this opinion continues to project that non-representational or non-objective art is certainly not abstract. Guétin, S., Portet, F., Picot, M.C., Pommié, C., Messaoudi, M., Djabelkir, L., Olsen, A.L., Cano, M.M., Lecourt, E. & Touchon, J. (2009). Effect of … Read the rest

American Abstract expressionist painter Franz Kline was born on May 23rd 1910 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Cash, Sarah, and Terrie Sultan. American Treasures of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. New York: Abbeville Press, 2000. Ockelford, A. (2008). Music for Children and Young People with Complex Needs. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Bois, Yve-Alain, Jack Cowart, and Alfred Pacquement. Ellsworth Kelly: les années françaises, 1948-1954. Exh. cat. Paris: Galerie du Jeu de Paume, 1992. Even if one is not familiar with his name, there would be few that do not recognize da Vinci’s most famous artworks, including the Mona Lisa featured on this lens and The Last Supper. Unfortunately, due to his inclination to experiment with new techniques that often ended in disaster, in addition to his notoriety for procrastination, very few of his paintings survive today. However, despite this, Leonardo was able to incorporate and mix his passion for art with science. … Read the rest