MoM! I see music! - Rafael Rendon

In this gallery you will find art that showcases a visual representation of the musical art form. Some of this artists are guests of the rare condition synesthesia. All the art in this gallery will resemble a visual representation of music, and who knows, you may end up seeing music too!

This painting is titled No Woman, No cry. It has the same title as the Bob Marley song that it is trying to express. It shows a black woman crying, when seeing in the light. When the lights are off, the tears go away. A really interesting idea, inspired on a great song.
in this piece we can appreciate art for a band. The band is called 13th Foor Elevators, from Austin, Texas. This is also a form to represent music in a visual form. The artwork hast to resemble the music of the band. This visual media is a very important part to catching people's attention to the band.
This is some musical notation by Johan Strauss. Music notation is literally music in visual form. What is curious about this piece is that it is not a full score, but some simple music lines. It was probably used to write down a quick idea or re-write some parts. You can also see a treble clef in there, which is the most common clef.
In this picture we can se part of the sheet of music score. We know it is a music sheet because of the five lines, in where you place the notes. This also fits on the category of music in a visual form, because the drawing and the words come are inspired on the music, and what the author was feeling when writing or playing the piece.
This piece is part of a opera theater, a house of music. The colors in this work of art are blues, yellows, greens and browns/reds. This colors are very commonly reported by people with synesthesia, a condition that allows you to see music as colors. This panel was probably painted by someone with this ability.
Here is a pair of drumsticks. It is believed that these drumsticks were used in 1865 to perform "Our American Cousin" at Ford's theatre. These are a tangible form of music. Many musicians from that ere believed that there were music pieces hidden in instruments, like these drumsticks.
This piece is also part of a music house. The ceiling of the Hungarian State Opera has a very calm, renaissance style. This is also the style of music that this theatre was made to play. Its another way in which music can be seen in visual form
This artwork showcases a string quarter made out of sand. The four string player can be seen playing their instruments. A string quartet is one of the most common classical music ensembles. This is part of the visual music category, because it captures the moment that four musicians are playing as one.
This piece is called symphony which already shows its relation to music. Also you can see some lighter and smaller strokes on the painting, and some thicker and more pronounced ones. This resemble a piece of music, which has various instruments playing, but some specific melodic lines that stand out.
This piece was made for the Carnegie Hall by Terry Riley. There is some music lines in there. The can actually be played, but it does not seem like that is the purpose of the piece. It was made by a great composer and arranger, who thought the best give was music. We can also see the pattern of yellows, blues and reds again.
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