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. The brain mechanisms that process temporal structure in music (tempo, rhythm and meter) have been less investigated than those that underlie pitch perception. These elements could be regarded as a temporal ‘hierarchy’ somewhat analogous to pitch interval, melody and harmony in the pitch domain. Impaired detection of rhythmic changes has been described in left temporoparietal stroke and left hippocampal sclerosis, while other studies have not demonstrated laterality differences. However, functional imaging studies have demonstrated activity in the lateral cerebellum and basal ganglia during the reproduction of a rhythm, and there may be distinct representations for sequences with time intervals in integer ratios (more common in music) compared with non-integer ratios. The observed activation of motor structures suggests that the perception and production of rhythm … Read the rest

Founded in 1979, Modernism has since presented more than 450 exhibitions, both historical and contemporary, in media ranging from painting to photography, sculpture to performance, by an international roster of artists. This is a truly shocking collection of poems and paintings from the war that didn’t end all wars. Leaders’ willingness to sacrifice their own citizens for their own ends sadly seems never to be overcome. Intermedia describes various inter-disciplinary art activities that occurred between genres in the 1960s. The areas such as those between drawing and poetry, or between painting and theatre could be described as “intermedia”. With repeated occurrences, these new genres between genres could develop their own names (e.g. visual poetry, performance art); historically, an example is haiga, which combined brush painting and haiku into one composition. Rykov, M., Cohen, R., Leis, A., MacDonald, M.E., Pringle, A., Cadrin, M.L., Salmond, D., & Weeks, V. (2007). Understanding palliative … Read the rest