Art History is an international forum for peer-reviewed scholarship and innovative research. You’ll find links to top arts-advocacy organizations, along with a super-easy way to let your representative know that funding for arts education is one of your top priorities. For example, a 2005 report in Illinois found almost no opposition to arts education among principals and district superintendents, yet there were large disparities in school offerings around the state. No art book has ever been devoted to it. This contribution aims to present an introduction to ivory carving in Thailand based on two months of research in Bangkok and central Thailand in early 2003 supported by the National Geographic Society. These often huge banners comprise some of Tibet’s greatest art treasures because of their spiritual significance, size and intricate design.
However, the realisation that definitive answers to the kinds of questions we ask of works of art are likely to evade us has, in certain lights, seemed to spell disaster for the discipline. We reviewed research in the area of art and healing in an effort to determine the creative therapies most often employed.
While this list contains the 12 ‘most read’ articles of 2011, The Independent’s Deputy Arts Editor Alice Jones has also provided what she feels is the most important story of the year. How to develop your ideas This is a guide to development in a visual art project – an area where many students are unsure. Patients overwhelmingly expressed comfort with the process and a desire to continue with therapy.
There is also evidence that use of art and music reduces hospital stays, with studies showing earlier discharges among patients taking part in visual and performing arts interventions than among those not doing so. 69 , 70 In 1 study, surgery or critical care patients who participated in guided imagery or had a picture of a landscape on their wall had a decreased need of narcotic pain medication relative to their counterparts and left the hospital earlier.
In a study by researchers from University of Kansas, students who were selected to visit a museum shows stronger critical thinking skills, displayed higher levels of social tolerance, exhibited greater historical empathy and developed a taste for art museums and cultural institutions.