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cha0t1c1
05-08-2005, 03:54 PM
I have been pondering on this subject(a comparison between music and visual arts), and here's what I came out with:

Black and White studies(charcoal on paper etc..), classical and neo-classical (Marbel) sculptures:

the above I compare to a drums' solo...
the contrast in the colors(or shapes) causes a drums' solo to come into mind.

Oil paintings(classical and neo-classical):

I preceive them as piano solos...
the colour flow and the tonal gradience, also the single POV, is quite similar to a piano solo...

Cubists(sculptures and paintings):

I see them as symphonies, really...
The capability to see so many POV's on a single subject brings the idea of many instruments playing the same subject's thaught but with their own style(POV)...

what do uguys think?

TheCleaner
05-08-2005, 04:38 PM
Nice interesting topic...

I like your take on it, i often use analogies of music taste in a similar way to art, ill edit/elaborate later

Per-Anders
05-08-2005, 05:04 PM
check out Miro, who's art was largely about jazz.

and of course Kandinsky had a lot to say on the matter http://www.artchive.com/artchive/K/kandinsky.html
and http://www.famouspainter.com/wassily.htm

TheCleaner
05-08-2005, 05:13 PM
and balla's futurist piece 'rhythms of a bow' could be seen as a diret link of music and art

http://www.lettere.unimi.it/Spazio_Filosofico/leparole/duemila/dfcorn19.jpg

John Keates
05-08-2005, 05:59 PM
It is definitely true that music and art can go together. Certainly, listening to music can change the way that you draw. Try making an album of different tunes and doing a drawing to each one. Plan to finish by the end of the tune. It helps if you know it well and are relaxed and open. I find that each drawing is effected by its tune.

People often say that my paintings are like my bass playing. You can see examples of both here:

www.johnkeatesart.com (http://www.johnkeatesart.com)

It would be interesting to see the work of other artists/musicians and see if their music and art match up. You could even do a study where people are given a load of paintings and a load of pictures and have to try and match them up.

ThirdEye
05-08-2005, 06:41 PM
I usually find many similarities between music and architecture, maybe because i love music and i study architecture at uni.

For example i usually think about Zaha Hadid's work when i listen to Autechre (quite crazy electronical stuff if you don't know them):

http://www.aidainternational.nl/agenda/diversen/images/zaha%20hadid-book.gif

Or when i listen to Meshuggah (polyrythmic mind tearing metal) usually Daniel Libeskind's structures come to my mind:

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/3791320734.03._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

when i listen to ambient music (Brian Eno, the '800 composer Erik Sat, Harold Budd...) i can't stop thinking about the works of my fav architect, Aldo Rossi

http://page.freett.com/archireview/imgs/rossi/ar_top_rossi.jpg

And so on, there are hundreds of similarities, art is always art, it doesn't matter if you use a pen, a pc or a cello. Music and images have a strong link, just think about a director like Stanley Kubrick who made of this link a lifetime choice.

cha0t1c1
05-08-2005, 07:22 PM
hm... interesting responses...

However, I was mostly relating the type or the style of the art, to the style of the music...

you know, violin solo to Da Vinci's Mona... etc...

I'm not saying influence nor the feeling more the type...A little harder :D

It's easy to relate feel or influence, but what about type to type...

hahaha now it's harder.... :twisted:

btw, give examples of more than one piece...

just to make it harder, because the responses came from extremely smart and observant people...

orion 77
05-08-2005, 10:06 PM
interesting thread, i used to listen to music and try and capture the emotions and feel in my art. researched it by using colours and lines in a way that describes certain emotion for example using mixes of blues, reds and purples to create anger and tension or using short jagged lines.

for me music is much better at capturing emotion than visual art whereas visual art is better at saying something like commentating on the political issues of the day, something painting has done very well through the ages.

maybe thats one of the problems with the cg medium is that its too caught on realism that it fails to capture emotion through the use of abstraction. i have kind of dipped my toe into that with my master and servant challenge because i was not happy with it so i have gone the other way and tried to be more experimental with it but its getting too close to deadline time.

Squibbit
05-08-2005, 11:58 PM
i just listen to rock and metal and the occasional ballad,
but I've always been weird like that

Lunatique
05-09-2005, 04:38 AM
There's a quote that says something like, "Writing about music is like dancing about architecture." Kind of applies here.

Gord-MacDonald
05-10-2005, 12:48 AM
There's a quote that says something like, "Writing about music is like dancing about architecture." Kind of applies here.

:curious: :argh: Yikes, gonna take me awile to get my head around that one :)

Gord

Lunatique
05-10-2005, 03:38 AM
Ok, I found the source of the quote, and it surprised the hell outta me. You guys will never guess who said it.

"Writing about music is like dancing about architecture - it's a really stupid thing to want to do."
--Elvis Costello, in an interview by Timothy White entitled "A Man out of Time Beats the Clock." Musician magazine No. 60 (October 1983), p. 52.

cha0t1c1
05-10-2005, 03:40 AM
lmao...I just can't believe that came out of Castello...lmao
hahahahahehaha....

Gord-MacDonald
05-10-2005, 03:48 AM
Ok, I found the source of the quote, and it surprised the hell outta me. You guys will never guess who said it.

"Writing about music is like dancing about architecture - it's a really stupid thing to want to do."
--Elvis Costello, in an interview by Timothy White entitled "A Man out of Time Beats the Clock." Musician magazine No. 60 (October 1983), p. 52.

Ahh - so its those nasty witless critics he is going after!

Gord

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