the textures of music in history
This gallery is giving relevance to music and how it made us feel throughout history.
As an early historical art piece in music, we can tell by the child's demeanor that this is a joyful and expressive dance. The sculptor took great care in providing a polished, youthful look.
We will find a more humorous approach in the renaissance as the artist jokingly paints a finger smudge on an old instrument. Almost to say that there must be a change to this old tone.
Looking at this musical clock is a great testament to both music and time. Almost as if to say when we love history as much as music, we will find the texture in the fabric of time itself.
Moore looks back at a simpler time to paint a feeling of warmth into a room. Helping to inform the viewer about how the instrument must sound, you can almost hear him play.
This picture gives the viewer the more subtle approach to the feelings of music in this time as a violinist is softly placed in the back ground.
Much like Picaso- Juan Gris, a cubist painter, gives a feeling of simple shapes to invite the view to rest its eyes upon the guitar. Juan uses the guitar almost in a way to universally relate to us.
Douglas almost has as much to say about music in this piece as he does history. You can tell that the artist can hear pain in the hearts of the slaves around him through the music.
By looking at this metal work you can see the vibrating sounds just waiting to be unlocked in this instrument.
Dyakov gives us a beautiful reminiscence of a classical quartet. In its own way the use of sand tells us a lot of the fragile nature of music.
Muffled drums, even in its title, suggests a different kind of sound in the form of silence. We can truly appreciate what the artist is trying to say about todays culture.
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This user gallery has been created by an independent third party and may not always represent the views of the institutions, listed below, who have supplied the content.
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
The J. Paul Getty Museum
Yale Center for British Art
la Biennale di Venezia - Biennale Arte 2015
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
The Sand Museum
The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Museo Reina Sofia
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