The People Of South Africa

Art buyers and collectors have many ways to acquire contemporary works of art, especially by living artists. Since surrealism and realism, I almost hate painting process itself because it’s so slow – 2 days for a small ACEO miniature (2.5 x 3.5 inches) to sometimes months for large paintings like “Till the end of time”. … Continue reading “The People Of South Africa”

Art buyers and collectors have many ways to acquire contemporary works of art, especially by living artists. Since surrealism and realism, I almost hate painting process itself because it’s so slow – 2 days for a small ACEO miniature (2.5 x 3.5 inches) to sometimes months for large paintings like “Till the end of time”. The reward of this pain comes greatly when the painting is ready. Yes is true, the joy of picture I have done disappears eventually, but it lasts much longer and gives me much more satisfaction and gives me a complete feeling and confidence that I’m really an artist. I didn’t see much difference between me and a carpet designer when I was abstractionist (forgive me carpet designers). Thomas Nozkowski: Paintings, Fisher Landau Center, Long Island City, New York, February 3-April 7, 2008. Museé du Luxembourg, Paris. De Miró à Warhol: La Collection Berardo à Paris. 16 October 2008 – 22 February 2009. Catalogue. We collected 87 volunteers including 79 dementia patients. We let the volunteers hear music prepared by us as follows: 2 famous nursery songs, 2 famous play songs, 2 original music, and 2 classical scale. We observed their response in 2 ways: one is a physiological response measured by NIRS, and the other is a subjective response measured by questionnaires. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting. 10 December 1946 – 16 January 1947. Catalogue. Once a French palace and now the national art museum of France, the Louvre is one of the largest and most visited museums in the world. Located in Paris, it is not only home to the Mona Lisa but many other famous works are housed there as well. These include Leonardo da Vinci’s The Virgin and Child with St. Anne, Madonna of the Rocks, Jacques Louis David’s Oath of the Horatii, Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People and Alexandros of Antioch’s Venus de Milo. Pavlicevic, M. (2010). Because It’s Cool. Community Music Therapy in Heideveld, South Africa. In B. Stige, G. Ansdell, C. Elefant & M. Pavlicevic (Eds.), Where Music Helps: Community Music Therapy in Action and Reflection (pp. 93-98). Aldershot: Ashgate. Bois, Yve-Alain and photoessay by Jack Shear. Spencertown: Recent Paintings by Ellsworth Kelly. Exh. cat. London: Anthony d’Offay Gallery and New York: Matthew Marks Gallery, 1994. Poly and Guardian reflect two vastly different perspectives on the domestic market in Chinese contemporary art. Guardian is the oldest and most respected auction house in China, founded in 1993 by Wang Yannan, daughter of Zhao Ziyang, the former Communist Party leader who was placed under house arrest after opposing the government’s use of force against demonstrators at Tiananmen Square in 1989. If Poly is known for its vast resources and willingness to make deals to nab consignments, Guardian is known for its respected specialists and long-term client relationships. For example, when the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, decided to sell 20 pieces of Qing dynasty porcelain in mainland China, it consigned the collection to Guardian.

20th Century Masters. Exh. cat. New York: Sidney Janis Gallery, 1994. Evolutionary discussions of music can already be found in the writings of Darwin. Darwin discussed some possibilities but felt there was no satisfactory solution to music’s origins (Darwin, 1871, 1872). His intellectual heirs have been less cautious. Miller (2000), for instance, has argued that music making is a reasonable index of biological fitness, and so a manifestation of sexual selection—analogous to the peacock’s tail. Anyone who can afford the biological luxury of making music must be strong and healthy. Thus, music would offer an honest social signal of physiological fitness. Another line of theorizing refers to music as a means of social and emotional communication. For example, Panksepp and Bernatzky (2002, p. 139) argued that in social creatures like ourselves, whose ancestors lived in arboreal environments where sound was one of the most effective ways to coordinate cohesive group activities, reinforce social bonds, resolve animosities, and to establish stable hierarchies of submission and dominance, there could have been a premium on being able to communicate shades of emotional meaning by the melodic character (prosody) of emitted sounds. A similar idea is that music contributes to social cohesion and thereby increases the effectiveness of group action. Work and war songs, lullabies, and national anthems have bound together families, groups, or whole nations. Relatedly, music may provide a means to reduce social stress and temper aggression in others. The idea that music may function as a social cement has many proponents (see Huron, 2001; Mithen, 2006; Bicknell, 2007). July 22-26. Ages 6-8. This workshop will teach the basic principles of making three-dimensional paper art and creating the optical illusion of motion using Zoetrope animation. Students will practice their illustration skills by creating their own original characters for mechanical pop-up” books, Zoetropes, squash books and shadow puppetry. At the end of the week, the group will produce a play featuring students’ hand-crafted shadow puppets. $125 ($110 members). 701 Whaley St. 803-319-9949. However, only recently have researchers in the field of music, personality, and social psychology begun to focus on how music and empathy are linked. For example, Wöllner (2012) showed that people with higher levels of empathy are able to perceive and identify a musician’s intentions with greater accuracy than those with lower levels, and Egermann and McAdams (2013) demonstrated that perceived and induced emotion from music is moderated by empathy. Further, not only does empathy influence physiological reactions to music (Miu & BalteÅŸ, 2012), but Vuoskoski and colleagues have shown that empathy is associated with susceptibility to induced sadness from music (Vuoskoski & Eerola, 2012), and also enjoyment of sad music (Vuoskoski, Thompson, McIlwain, & Eerola, 2012). Researchers have also suggested that music increases prosocial behavior in children (Kirschner & Tomasello, 2010), adolescence (Rickson & Watson, 2003) and adults (Greitemeyer, 2009). Finally, recent research by Rabinowitch, Cross, and Burnard (2013) demonstrated that long-term group musical interaction conducted for an hour once a week increases emotional empathy in children aged 8-11 years old.