the Shades of music -Brystan Mckinnis

This gallery is composed of art that portrays the importance of music during the period know as the Renaissance. The expressions of religious groups as well as political parties have portrayed through the marriage of music and art. Music in some form has been used since the beginning of civilization to express emotions, entertain, and even educate the entire human population. 

In this painting is there is an angel playing a lute. The angel is deep into the song he/she is playing as their eyes are closed. The artist creates this piece using bright colors to focus on the angel as well as the instrument being played.
Pictured below is a lady holding a lute while reaching for a slice of bread. In the background there is a scuffle taking place and it seems as if the woman is trying to draw the children focus elsewhere.
Picture below is a well dressed lute player performing a song. The musician is dressed in furs as if they were playing for an audience of royalty. The onlookers seem to be focused on the skill of the musician as they have a delighted facial expressions.
Pictured below is what seems to be a harp player on the back of the majestic eagle. From my perspective the somewhat angelic harp player appears to be soaring along with eagle while playing the harp expressing the power of music.
Below is a example of how music was portrayed from a religious view. Here you have the holy family ( Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus etc.) being serenaded by angels. This particular piece expresses the importance of music as it was being played for the newborn king.
Pictured below is a group of musicians engaging in playing there instruments together. This could have been a band as there are sheets of music pictured as well.
This painting is of a man playing a lute which was a common instrument during the renaissance. The focus of this painting is of the player deep in song while strumming his instrument.
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