Farinelli- The Best Castrato In PortraitsNovember 20, 2017
What does ‘castrato’ mean? ‘Castrati’ (ital.pl) were male singers who had been castrated before puberty to retain the so-called ‘voce bianca’, that is unmutated voice, which therefore was neither female (soprano/alto), nor male (tenore/basso). They were most common...
Tormented Lovers, Sumptuous Players and Other Examples of Guitarists in ArtJuly 26, 2017
Musical instruments have always had their particular significance in paintings. Throughout the history of the depiction of music-making in art, the iconography of musical instruments ranged from their strict symbolism in Dutch 17th century art to their appearance...
Painting Music or Listening to Pictures: Wagnerism in ArtJuly 13, 2017
What is Wagnerism? There are no other cultural movements in the world that were named after one person. Wagnerism was an admiration to Wagner’s musical oeuvre that originated in the second half of the nineteenth century. The attention,...
Is Grace Jones’s Image Art?June 29, 2017
Hey, music fans, yet another post for you! I’m sure you’ve heard Libertango and know its author, Grace Jones, who was a music legend of the 70s and 80s (her animated music videos featuring fantastic collages sweep off the...
How Many Paintings From Louvre Shown On This Video Can You Recognize?June 16, 2017
As part of a collaboration with the iconic Parisian museum the Louvre, will.i.am (once upon a time in Black Eyed Peas) has released a music video for his 2013 single called “Smile Mona Lisa”, featuring former Pussycat Doll...
Album Covers Which Are Pure ArtJune 11, 2017
Every serious music fan will recognize the merits of the following albums for the developments in history of contemporary music. But… will they know that they were also groundbreaking for the history of art as they documented how closely the...
Listen To Butt Music Written Down By Hieronymus Bosch On "The Garden of Earthly Delights"May 23, 2017
Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights is a three-part altair showing the Garden of Eden on the left and a vision of hell on the right. The central panel is something sort of in between – with some crackers animals...
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