Andy Warhol was a famous and well-respected American ‘Pop’ artist, considered even as a ‘Post Renaissance Man’ for his unique and unmatched style. Tuastad, L., & ‘Grady, L. (2013). Music therapy inside and outside prison – A freedom practice? Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, 22(3), 210-232. Parts for the table were handcarved. The surface decoration is created with a chipcarving method where a knife or chisel is used to chip the surface, then the piece is cut away. It was used most often to create geometric motifs. No Man’s Land, on view in the Melvin Blake and Frank Purnell Gallery, is devoted to six artists who have each reimagined the representation of landscape, creating personal interpretations of the world around them. Working across decades, geographies and media, Luchita Hurtado, Doris Lindo Lewis, Loren MacIver, Georgia ‘Keeffe, Beverly Pepper and Kay Sage explored the metaphoric possibilities of both real and imagined … Read the rest

Piet Mondrian (born March 7, 1872) was a Dutch painter who played a pioneering role in bringing art forms, such as ‘Neo-Plasticism’ and ‘Cubism,’ into limelight. The rules of ‘Contemporary Arts’ could never trap him. During the 1920s, Laurens’ style evolved. He abandoned the sharp geometric shapes of ‘Cubism’ and adapted a less ‘Abstract’ and more sensuous ‘Curvilinear’ style to give a decorative effect. Critics often described Laurens’ works as innovative and uninhibited. His works spanned from ‘Collage Making,’ to ‘Poster Painting,’ to ‘Engraving,’ and ‘Theater Designing.’ “Bunch of Grapes” (1922), “Seated Woman” (1930), “Oceanid” (1933), “The Farewell” (1941), “Water Sprites” (1933), “Bathers” (1931), and “Autumn” (1948), are a few examples of the exceptional works he did in his lifetime. In 1938, he exhibited with Braque and Picasso, in the key Scandinavian cities. Knight, Christopher. The Barry Lowen Collection. Exh. cat. Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art, 1986. Odell-Miller, H. … Read the rest

Vincent Willem van Gogh or Vincent van Gogh or Van Gogh or Vincent Gogh, was one of the finest Dutch artists, who is also called as the father of Expressionism. As well as his work on the composition of shapes and colours, Kandinsky had synesthesia. His condition can be seen as a decisive factor in triggering the artist’s desire to create a new artistic language. His senses intertwined and became one, transforming sounds into shapes and colours. Kandinsky’s use of colour is much more than a question of aesthetics; it was inherent to the way he perceived the world. In this abstract painting, each colour has been carefully chosen and is filled with symbolic meaning. In his abstract two-dimensional painting, Kandinsky succeeds in ensuring that the spectator can feel and hear an entire orchestra playing a Wagner opera. Weber, S. (2000). Remembering and Forgiving. In D. Aldridge (Ed.), Music Therapy … Read the rest

Jackson Pollock, a great American painter of the 20th century, established a distinct way of painting that produced a major impact on the world of art. This presentation presents concepts from Dr. Miller’s (June 2011) book, Bio-guided Music Therapy (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London) Dr. Miller provides the music therapy practitioner with a rationale, historical context and detailed step-by-step, how-to instructions for utilizing real-time physiological data driven music therapy. Interventions are outlined for various purposes and populations. Some of the target complaints discussed include, stress, anxiety, high blood pressure, Raynaud’s disease, neuromuscular deficiencies, ADHD, Autism, depression, phobias, and addictions. In the workshop format, this session delivers hands-on experience in creating musical environments based on real-time physiological output of muscle tension, heart-rate, skin conductance and EEG brainwaves. Dr. Miller views biofeedback as the ultimate bridge between Eastern and Western healing philosophies. Names of artists and places are in SMALL CAPITAL LETTERS. The … Read the rest