Musica per gli occhi de l'alma (Isaias garcia)

Musica per gli occhi de l'alma, or music for the eyes of the soul attempts to illicit a sense of understanding towards human nature, portrayed through musical allegory. For the intended experience, one should have this piece playing in the background: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s274bWgG20M due to the fact that the harmonies and chord progressions go very well with the idea of exploring human nature.

The Five Senses, Hearing, GONZALES COQUES, ca. 1650, From the collection of: Muzeul Național Brukenthal
When listening to music, it is an interaction that triggers not only one's sense of sound but the sense of sight as well.
Laughing man with flute, Peter Wtewael, 1623 - 1623, From the collection of: The Kremer Collection
In the baroque era, playing a flute was actually considered an erotic gesture. This man's face shows just that.
The Music Lesson, Jan Steen, circa 1650 - circa 1650, From the collection of: The Frick Pittsburgh
Portrays a man teaching a slightly younger woman how to play the flute, which was seen as an erotic action in the Baroque era. The lewd characthristics can be seen in this painting as well
Musical Group on a Balcony, Gerrit van Honthorst (Dutch, 1590 - 1656), 1622, From the collection of: The J. Paul Getty Museum
Troubadours on a balcony playing their instruments for a small group of people. Audience members and animals have their gazed fixed towards the viewer.Bright colors as well as forced perspective.
- Image 1, Gregor Karp, 1693, From the collection of: National Music Museum, University of South Dakota
In the baroque era, the instrument between the cello and the viola was this large instrument, the viola da gamba. Human nature strides on entertainment
The Holy Family with Two Music-Making Angels, Albrecht Dürer, 1511, From the collection of: National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Fantaisie-Impromptu cis-moll [op. 66], Fryderyk Chopin, 1833 - 1834, From the collection of: The Fryderyk Chopin Institute
Mvsica (Music), Virgil Solis, 1514/1562, From the collection of: National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Human nature continues to emphasize the importance of a divine figure. It seems that an instrument is generally the most holy way that a human can worship a god.
Musical Angel, Rosso Fiorentino, Around 1522, From the collection of: Uffizi Gallery
Small child with bird wings, possibly an angel playing a lute. High use of tenebrism. Human nature seems to lean towards divinity, here it unifies music and divinity
A man walking in the woods holding a flute runs into an angel. Human nature seems to be drawn to a higher being. May be a biblical reference to when God said to use instruments to worship him.
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