Born in 1912, in a small town in Wyoming, Jackson Pollock embodied the American dream as the country found itself confronted with the realities of a modern era replacing the fading nineteenth century. Pollock left home in search of fame and fortune in New York City. Thanks to the Federal Art Project he quickly won acclaim, and after the Second World War became the biggest art celebrity in America. For De Kooning, Pollock was the “icebreaker”. For Max Ernst and Masson, Pollock was a fellow member of the European Surrealist movement. And for Motherwell, Pollock was a legitimate candidate for the status of the Master of the American School. During the many upheavals in his life in Nez York in the 1950s and 60s, Pollock lost his bearings - success had simply come too fast and too easily. It was during this period that he turned to alcohol and disintegrated his marriage to Lee Krasner. His life ended like that of 50s film icon James Dean behind the wheel of his Oldsmobile, after a night of drinking.
"Toss in a stone and begin your own ripple of influence." --Joy Cooper
Featuring more than 100 artists and 130 quotes, Lesley Riley has created the ultimate book of "quotespiration."
With quotes from artists, authors, philosophers and cultural icons, there are words of wisdom to speak to everyone from every walk of life. Each quote is paired with a powerful piece of art created by artists from all backgrounds to serve as creative prompts for anyone in the need of an art-making jumpstart. You'll find digital art, collage, art-journal pages, quilt art, assemblage and much more to inspire the artist in you.
"When we look at art we are looking for ourselves." --Lesley Riley
Find yourself in Inspirational Quotes Illustrated.
Features: Perforated pages so you can tear out and frame the art and quotes that most inspire you! Art from your favorite artists, including Bridgette Guerzon Mills, Seth Apter, Mary Beth Shaw, Pam Carriker and more! 130 quotes and beautiful art to motivate artists and non-artists alike.
The Rock 'n' Pop Music Trivia book is an amazing and absorbing collection of facts, statistics, stories and gossip that will entertain for hours.
Which famous band started life as Starfish?
When did MTV first hit the airwaves?
Where and when was the first ever pop festival held?
This mind-bending collection of over 1000 facts, information and quirky details will surprise and amuse any rock and pop music fan, with categories covering ‘General Trivia’, ‘Best Sellers’, ‘Artist Trivia’, ‘Sound & Recording’ and more.
In this step-by-step guide, an actor and improvisational teacher brings his tested methods to the page to show how actors can take risks and gain spontaneity in all genres of scripted theater. Through 28 lessonseach of which includes warm-ups, points of concentration, and improvisation exercisesImprov for Actors provides insights into thinking and reacting with fluidity, exploring a character’s social status, using the voice and body as effective tools of storytelling, and more. Actors of all levels will soon be able to give a fresh, original approach to classic characters, create funnier performances in farce and comedy, and make dramatic characters richer and more believable.
This book has been prepared over several years. It is based on personal experiences, as well as political and social events. In it, the author intends to show the reader a new perspective of reality, one which can help go through challenges and look at several events with more accuracy. Even though presented as a common glossary, or a small dictionary, depending on the point of view, this book intends to raise awareness on a vast array of subjects that are common to the world and important for spiritual studies in any religious field.
John Thompson’s Easiest Piano Course is one of the most-loved and best-selling piano methods in the world. John Thompson’s timeless approach to teaching has been trusted by generations of teachers to start millions of students on their musical journey.
This book includes 16 repertoire pieces to complement the Easiest Piano Course, helping to reinforce basic technique, develop musicality and increase the enjoyment of learning.
These simplified arrangements are also ideal sight-reading practice for more advanced pupils. With a great selection of songs, including Baa Baa Black Sheep, Happy Birthday To You and Three Blind Mice, there’s something in First Children’s Songs for every child Tchaikovsky to enjoy!
- Alice the Camel
- The Animal Fair
- A-tisket, A-tasket
- Baa, Baa, Black Sheep
- Happy Birthday To You
- Michael Finnegan
- The Muffin Man
- Old Macdonald Had A Farm
- Polly Wolly Doodle
- Polly, Put The Kettle On
- Pop! Goes The Weasel
- Row, Row, Row Your Boat
- She'll Be Coming Round The Mountain
- Three Blind Mice
- Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
- The Wheels On The Bus
Really Easy Piano: Children’s Songs presents easy arrangements of nursery rhymes, musical numbers and popular standards – perfect child-pleasing favourites. These simplified arrangements are accompanied by background notes on the songs as well as handy playing hints and tips. Suitable for beginners of all ages, including grades 1-3, this book will make learning the hits as stress-free as possible, ensuring that you master every song with ease.
- A Windmill In Old Amsterdam
- Bring Me Sunshine
- Do Your Ears Hang Low?
- Food Glorious Food
- Hakuna Matata
- I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing
- Messing About On The River
- My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean
- Nellie The Elephant
- Run, Rabbit, Run
- The Best Day Ever
- The Hokey Cokey
- The Sun Has Got His Hat On
- The Teddy Bears' Picnic
- The Ugly Duckling
- The Wombling Song
- Three Little Fishes
- We All Stand Together
- When I'm Sixty Four
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