commusikation (Michael Omila)

Art has always been a way of communication in the most unique and sometimes very subtle ways. Different artists have found inspirations in various types of artwork and we have been able to preserve these timeless expressions.

This gallery showcases the various and different ways of how art has been communicating through music, history, and religion.

The Russian musical culture embraces the subtle forms of shape and texture. Peter Tchaikovsky is a romantic Russian composer who finds great satisfaction in letting a ballet performance speaks for his music. In this art work , the texture and proportions of the characters exhibits a great deal of attention into what Tchaikovsky really entails and that is the rhythm in music and the movement of his dancers. It is interesting to see Tchaikovsky extending his left hand out creating a sense of rhythm or proportion with the dancers to his right, moving their hands in the same manner.
Musical performances around the globe has highlighted different artist and some have become "stars" Notice the movement of the depicted characters within the half-circle, as if all the characters were exploding to stars. The hue of the colors each accentuate the important aspects and characters of this art work. Although it’s hard to tell what instruments the characters are playing or depicting, it can be easily understood that the characters are glowing in their performance by the movement of the brushes outside the half-circle creating a sense of glow within the picture.
The Ocarina is an ancient wind musical instrument that are still being used today. It emphasizes on creating an artistic musical instrument that focuses on the shape and the spacing of the actual piece for a better music playing experience. It’s playful designs of various shapes and/or characters really gives this instrument a great sense of artistic patterns while keeping all together a unique sound and performance.
This pictures depicts the moment Prince of Kiev, Prince Vladimir adapting Christianity as a religion. In this picture, a few characters are represented by very dull colors, almost as black, portraying the individuals that did not affect Prince Vladimir's outlook on Christianity. You can easily spot the focal point of this picture located in the middle of the painting, where colors are more distinct portraying the importance of the actual image within.
It is dull and the surface of the picture has rough feel to it's texture. Colors are not bright but monotone, yet the picture speaks a thousand words. This picture depicts what Islamic Religious Leaders are mostly portrayed as by the outside view. Islamic Leaders in their community serves much more than an old man in dark colors, sitting on a chair. Notice the bullet holes and the cracks on the wall.
To fully understand The Tower of Babel, one must be knowledgable of it's distinct history and meaning. It depicts a portrait of a nation or a community that struggled with the idea of building a community as one and achieving anything to it's highest standards. The focal point of this painting is the destruction of their limited views thus showing the unfinished top of this building.
The monotone colors picked for this painting gives off the meaning of absolute misery. The carefully illustrated individuals in the painting gave its texture a rough surface to look at although it might have been a smooth canvas. The proportion of the wooden chair and the man with more distinct colors focuses on giving this picture and outside view from the man standing feet away from his chair.
The playful placement of what looks like animation characters on top of a black and white photographic picture is a great example of balance and emphasis on it's characters. The pink flowers that covers the country of Korea keeps a sense of unity within this picture. You can also easily notice that the colors chosen to accentuate the anime characters are well within the contrast of the whole picture. Picking colors like “sky-blue” blends with the picture creating a sense of color for the grayish sky and adding the like-colors of “magenta” blends with the lighter colors of purple that is scattered around the portrait by it’s flowers.
Aggressive dark lines used in this portrait shows a great example of using patterns to emphasize the face of the depicted character, Moses. The color choices within this picture is also something to pay attention to. The colors black, brown, and darkish yellow gives this picture a certain feeling of darkness or madness and the two eyes, easily seen, works perfectly in distinguishing this feeling.
The distinctive arrangement of lines, brush strokes, and colors while creating a sense of movement gives this piece the idea of a well arranged Symphony. The space it creates from the outside parts of the canvas lets the audience focus on the focal point of this piece, which is located within the dark lines. Although the main colors of these lines are darker than the rest. The hues of blue and yellow painted in different texture creates a sense of a more lighter picture to look at. Iust like in music, the meaning of a song can differ from different audience, and although sometimes music seems a little chaotic, a well arranged music performance can easily give off the same feeling and meaning of this Symphony.
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