Craig Wakerley

Craig Wakerley is a musician with a love of visual art. He is currently working on a thesis that compares the processes in music and art to find common techniques for representing up, down, far, near, colour and more specific techniques like chiaroscuro and Pointillism.

Articles by Craig


Music

This Looks Out of Tune!? Finding Dissonance in Kandinsky’s Paintings

Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky painted some of the most beautiful pieces of art, in a style that is instantly recognisable. The flurry of lines, ...

Craig Wakerley 27 November 2019

19th Century

Spinning Colors: Turner’s Changes in Technique from Objects to Colors

JMW Turner’s paintings were accepted for their utmost quality from almost the instant he exhibited his first paintings to the wider public. His ...

Craig Wakerley 14 October 2019

Art State of Mind

Passing Time with Klee: Demonstrating Temporality in Visual Art

Paul Klee was a “musical” painter, not least because he chose the violin and bow before brush and easel. Klee’s father was a music teacher ...

Craig Wakerley 19 September 2019

Symbolism

Poetry without Motion: Endymion by George Frederick Watts

Is there anything more beautiful than Endymion by the English ‘Symbolist’ artist George Frederick Watts? Through the subtle contrasts of ...

Craig Wakerley 21 February 2020

Artist Stories

Getting Your Teeth into Goya

Goya was not a happy man when he painted Saturn Devouring His Son, some time between 1819 and 1823. By the time he created this painting, ...

Craig Wakerley 10 September 2019