Zdzisław Beksiński’s Passion for MusicMay 5, 2021
In the history of art, so much has been written and said about the close relationship between music and painting. Numerous painters have declared strong musical inspiration for their art, starting with Poussin and ending with Kandinsky, Whistler,...
Liberty Leading the People: Delacroix, French Revolution, and ColdplayApril 26, 2021
Eugène Delacroix’s birthday is one of the illustrious anniversaries of the month of April. To honor him, one of the greatest artists of French romanticism, I present to you his masterpiece, Liberty Leading the People, probably his best-known artwork. The painting,...
How to Show Music in Paintings? Best Depictions of Music in ArtMarch 29, 2021
There is an undeniable symbiosis between painting and music. The influence of one medium on the other is profoundly apparent in the works of many artists such as Wassily Kandinsky or Paul Klee. Artists have often explored tunes and...
Opera: A Brief History of the Total Work of ArtMarch 27, 2021
When we think of opera, art is not the first thing that comes to mind. Opera simply means “work” and it can sometimes seem over-the-top and old-fashioned to our modern tastes. However, when we consider that opera has...
Music and Art: Tanto Bravura!March 15, 2021
Music and art have long been closely tied together, each taking inspiration from the other (for better or for worse). Some remarkable music has been inspired by great works of art. For example, Italian composer Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)...
Tormented Lovers, Sumptuous Players, and Other Examples of Guitarists in ArtJanuary 17, 2021
Musical instruments have always had a 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 as...
Album Covers You Didn’t Know that Are Pure ArtJanuary 16, 2021
Every serious music fan will recognize the merits of the following albums for the developments in the history of contemporary music. But… will they know that they were also groundbreaking for the history of art as they documented how closely...
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