I’ve always loved antique musical instruments and a recent search for a small collection online led me to start wondering what the first ever musical instrument was. Well, researchers think they just may have found out. Read more
How is everyone today? Well I can’t really get a response now I’m writing the article but I hope you’re doing well as you read. Many people love and enjoy music. To most, it plays a very important part in everyday life and many situations. I’m sure that for the people who do enjoy music, they have a sound or instrument that they enjoy more than others if they had to choose. For me, I do like a broad range of music I suppose so it’s the mood I’m in that determines what music I want to listen to and that then determines what instrument I’ll most likely then be hearing. I’m a big fan of the piano as it offers something that none of the other instruments do. When played at the highest level, you just can’t help but sit back in awe of the pianist that’s playing it. You’ll hear piano sections in many styles of music too but I do love to listen to classical when I want to completely relax and that’s when a piano is at its best. Jazz too can showcase what a piano’s about and I quite enjoy listening to jazz in the car as its syncopated rhythms are kind of relaxing but they also keep your mind stimulated due to the funky beat. Read more
So I recently went on holiday to Cambodia, where I met an artist and antiques collector called Bradford Edwards. He has been sourcing beautiful colonial pieces of art and curios from across South east Asia for the past 25 years! I was fortunate enough to visit an exhibition of his work in Phnom penh and I absolutely fell in love with his “memory boxes”. Read more
Today is an entry about street art and what is happening in the world today with street art. Street art can be very powerful as a means of instigating change as it is seen on a ‘street’ level, by the average person. It doesn’t have to be in a prissy exhibition. Real people get to see it in real situations. Read more
Thought I might kick off this blog with a little section about the history of art in our country. Due to the USA’s (as a colonial nation) fairly short history, the history of art in this country stretches back to the 17th and 18th Centuries. During this time there was only really landscape and portrait art, and art was obviously the way to record history during that period (photography came about in the late 1830s). Read more
Hello artists, budding artists, collectors, art fans and everyone else (you may get a bit bored though). My name is Jack, I live in NY and this is my new blog. I live by myself with a dog-called Bouncer and I am originally from Australia. Ten points for anyone who knows where the dog’s name is from!