Sara’s Parlour Face Painting is a contemporary face and body art company based in Birmingham. New Acquisitions, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Spring-Summer 1984. If you’re studying for a test, putting on background music that you like may seem like a good idea. But if you’re trying to memorize a list in order – facts, numbers, elements of the periodic table – the music may actually be working against you, a new study suggests. Researchers at the University of Wales Institute in Cardiff, United Kingdom, looked at the ability to recall information in the presence of different sounds. They instructed 25 participants between ages 18 and 30 try to memorize, and later recall, a list of letters in order. The study authors are Nick Perham and Joanne Vizard, and the study published in Applied Clinical Psychology 2010. Brown, S. (1999). The Music, the Meaning, and the Therapist’s Dilemma. … Read the rest

Pieter Cornelis Mondrian Jr. (Piet Mondrian) was born in the Amersfoort area of Netherlands on the 7th of March, 1872. Standley, J.M., & Whipple, J. (2003). Music Therapy for Premature Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Health and Developmental Benefits. In S. Robb (Ed.), Music Therapy in Pediatric Healthcare: Research and Evidence-Based Practice (pp. 19-30). Silver Spring, MD: American Music Therapy Association. Drawing the Line Against Aids. Exh. cat. New York: American Foundation for Aids Research (AMFAR), 1993. Collecting Ideas: Modern & Contemporary Works from the Polly and Mark Addison Collection. Nancy B. Tieken. Denver Art Museum, 2013. Considered to be the world’s best Body Painter and Make-Up Artist, Joanne Gair is one of the most accomplished Artists in her field and whose work I have admired and respected for many years. Ockelford, A. (2012). Songs Without Words: Exploring How Music Can Serve as a Proxy Language in Social … Read the rest

The history of art can be traced back to cave paintings of about 15000 BC. Gotell, E., Brown, S., & Ekman, S.L. (2002). Caregiver singing and background music in dementia care. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 24(2), 195-216. My approach is based, in part, on the trailblazing article by Bettina Bergmann, The Roman House as Memory Theater.”B. Bergmann, The Roman House as Memory Theater: The House of the Tragic Poet in Pompeii,” ArtB 76, no. 2 (1994): 225-56. She presented the elite Roman’s decorated house as a frame for and an extension of his self, which, especially through ancestor portraits, signaled piety to divine protectors and social and genealogical status to the world. Bergmann considered various aspects of the visual construction of memory for viewers moving through the decorated house, arguing that memory played a vital role in the creation and reception of Roman pictorial ensembles in domestic situations.”Ibid., 225. … Read the rest

Impressionism was called “The New Painting” and just what did the nineteenth-century artistic world mean by that? So much so, that Nixon established the gallery Art Projects in Melbourne with then-wife artist Jenny Watson. The space not only was a platform for Nixon’s own works, and discussion around his beloved geometric abstraction, but also showed his contemporaries, among them Tony Clark, Robert Owen, Mike Parr and Imants Tillers. Once your budget is mostly spent on paint let’s see what else might come in handy. First of all, you need to have something to apply paint with and this is a choice which depends on your method of work and again the size of your project and surface of the wall. If you don’t go with the stenciled murals and spray paint you will definitely need good quality brushes, paint sprayer even rollers and roller extensions. You also shouldn’t forget ladders … Read the rest