rhythm-n-life            by:Travis mason

My gallery is about the role I feel music plays in our lives. Music can soothe our pain, lift our spirits and encourage us to rage on against the odds. My gallery Rhythm-N-Life represents the music that brings us together, and helps us all forward in our everyday lives. 

This is an oil painting by Callisto Piazza of a musical group in 1520. This painting displays the formal element texture due to it's depth that creates visual interest and complexity. The principle of design element that is displayed is unity due to the harmony of all parts in the painting which gives it a sense of completeness. I picked this piece to show music in everyday life in the 1520s.
This work of art is by Rosso Fiorentino around 1522. The formal element displayed is contrast. When looking at this painting against its dark background, it makes the angel stand out to show perhaps pain or boredom. The principle of Design displayed again is unity with also texture, due to the harmony and feeling of this work of art.
This work of art is called Lady at the virginal with a Gentleman, The Music Lesson on an oil canvas. This painting depicts a young lady as she is studying music. It's clear to see that music is a very important part of Human culture. the formal elements displayed is proportion and emphasis. The principle of designs displayed is space and texture due to its depth and complexity.
Still Life with Musical Instruments and Books, an oil painting created mid-17th century by Bartholomeo Bettera. This painting clearly shows the artist love of music. The formal elements of design shown are texture, contrast, and space. The principles of design shown is unity and proportion. All of the elements combined show depth and realism. What makes the work of art stand out, is again the dark background which really makes the instruments stand out.
This is a hand colored albumen silver print, by Kusakabe Kimbei from the 1800s. It's called Playing with music and shows a group of Japanese women with musical instruments. Looking at this work of art you see the formal element of design that is called saturation. The principle of design shown is rhythm you can almost hear the music that they are playing.
This piece is called African Musical Instrument, a negative print by Charles Sheeler around 1918. I picked this for my gallery due to its uniqueness and to show music from other countries in everyday life and times. The formal element shown is value due to the lightness and darkness of the picture. The Principle of design shown is proportion which shows its sense of realism.
This piece is called The Musician's Table by Juan Gris in 1926. This work of art shows instruments on a table like cars in a mechanics garage. The principle elements shown is variety due to their being many instruments the artist wanted the viewers to see. The other principle element shown is unity, in the work of art you see all the instruments on the table each having its own space that shows its uniqueness. The pipe that is shown represents the time the artist spends making music perhaps.
This is a sculpture called Musical Rhythm by Khien Yimsiri in 1949. This work of art shows a native as he/she plays a flute as if time no longer exists. The principle of design show is Rhythm you see the body moving with the notes played. The Formal elements shown is shape due to the illusion of movement this work displays.
This one is called Music Machine by Sonni graffitimundo created somewhere between 2010-2013. This work of art shows a piano, knobs, faders, a turntable. This work of art is most likely shown for the love of DJing. The Formal elements and Principle designs shown are variety, color, and unity. These elements stand out the most to form a complete uniqueness of warmth and joy for the love of music.
This work of art is called Jazz Born Here by Gene Pendon created in 2011. This is a mural in tribute to Montrel and internationally known pianist Oscar Peterson. This work of art completes my gallery and is a wonderful closing that shows how music has transcended. Music moves us all and is present in some form of our everyday lives. The formal element that plays a huge role in this mural is color. The colors here displays the emotion of the Jazz life. The principle of design shown is movement, you see the colors move along as he plays the piano keys. This work of art clearly shows the heart of jazz depicted in this mural.
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