At those sky-high elevations, most people took their time walking, and one could become sunburned if one spent much time there on a bright day such as we enjoyed.

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Now we all know how modern western culture celebrates women and femininity as superior and more precious than men and masculinity. I would say one of the most magical love songs ever. There is magic, there is mystery, there is passion, there is assurance and there is love. At a time when it was considered unthinkable for women to enter into a profession and normal for them to aspire simply to marriage and having children, the French Berthe Morisot and the American Mary Cassatt overcame the prejudices of the male-dominated era and established themselves as serious artists. Despite their obvious similarities-women who painted women-they represented the “female” in very different ways. picplzthumbs Morisot focused on … Read the rest

During my 1978 Artist-in-residency at the University of Adelaide I wrote to black hole physicists around the world pointing out that when Einstein’s mathematical theories were subjected to the universal forces obeying the law of equal and opposite reaction, then later his worldview of physics reality would have to be rewritten. Magee, W., Bertolami, M., Kubicek, L., LaJoie, M., Martino, L., Sankowski, A., Townsend, J., Whitehead-Pleaux, A.M., & Zigo, J. (2011). Using music technology in music therapy with populations across the life span in medical and educational programs. Music and Medicine, 3(3), 146-153. A major facet of abstraction in the Arab world is linked to a fascination with the artistic and formal potential of the Arabic letterform. In a departure from classical Islamic calligraphy, a new art movement called Hurufiyya was born, which engaged with the Arabic language as a visual and compositional element. Formal explorations of Arabic alphabets emerged … 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. An esteemed figure in contemporary painting, Walker has been called one of the standout abstract painters of the last fifty years” by The Boston Globe. And art critic John Yau writes, He makes paintings that you can move around in, argue with, think about, and chew on.” From 1999 to 2014, Walker led the Graduate Program in Painting at Boston University, helping to make it known for excellence in painting at the graduate level. Prior to that he taught at Cooper Union and Yale University. This limited not only who could purchase art, but who could sell it as well. If artists didn’t have the right connections, it was unlikely that they could market their art, no matter how … Read the rest

Body adornment has always included body painting, tattooing, and other kinds of body art, this has been the case over the ages; but in recent times, body art has become more varied and endlessly creative. Murphy, K.M. (2015). Music Therapy in Addictions Treatment. In B. L. Wheeler (Ed.), Music Therapy Handbook (pp. 364-366). New York; London: Guilford Press. Negative Space: The unoccupied or empty space left after the positive shapes have been placed by the artist. The early years of the 20th century were characterized in the visual arts by a radical international reassessment of the relationship between vision and representation, as well as of the social and political role of artists in society at large. The extraordinary modern collection at the Yale University Art Gallery spans these years of dramatic change and features rich holdings in abstract painting by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, and Wassily Kandinsky, … Read the rest

In these days of budget cuts and limited resources, it’s often the case that fine arts classes are the first to be cut. These auction houses run by their own rules, generating what sometimes seems like a “wild, wild East” atmosphere. It is, for example, fairly common for a house to get consignments directly from artists, who then use the sales to establish prices for their works on the primary market. More often, now that China has hundreds of galleries, dealers come to a sale with buyers in tow, publicly bidding up works to establish “record prices” and advertise their artists. This kind of bidding ring would be considered illegal in the United States, but in China it is viewed as a savvy business practice. There is little regulation of auction houses and few developed legal norms in the field, so that even when buyers have grievances-with fakes and forgeries, … Read the rest