THE MOST CREATIVE OF THE MUSIC ERA - ALEX RAMIREZ

This gallery includes representations of the Italian artists that painted different artwork related to music themes. The artwork varies depending on the era it was painted.

The painter of this piece is Giovanni Bellini, and the painting depicts am representing an Early Christian saint. The history behind the painting is that this saint is considered an ancestor by the Borromeo family. The painting is the saint Giustina de' Borromei carrying a pen on her right hand and a bible on the left hand. She has a sword stabbed on her left shoulder. The painting seemed to be painted to honor the plan of Fausto and Giuseppe Bagatti Valsecchi's to renovate their mansion in the Renaissance style. The visual elements describe that is a portrait that has a gothic theme to it and the style that represent religious characters and important people to the patron that ordered the painting. The golden engraving and border is very detailed in the borders and in the jewelery in the subject's arm. The details on the jewelery on her arms and the belt demostrate that the artist uses a combination of diagonal, curved and straight lines in this painting. The subject's face has the eyes closed, therefore the use of shadow in the section of the eyes and her clothing blends very well with lines and space between each line, and the intensity of the lines vary so the blackness of the line determines the emphasis and detail on the subject. The subject is standing and there is a desert ambience in the background wiht the clouds on top, as if she was looking at the world from above. The main focus is the subject, which occupies the majority of the space in the canvas. There is no musical reference in the painting that may have that ambience; however, the painting has gone from museum to museum but in the end, contributes to the authentic timeframe ambiance. The museum collections where is being held include paintings by the Bellini brothers, sculptures, scientific and musical instruments, tapestries and gilded metal objects, which are characteristics of objects and art collection items of the Renaissance era.
The piece is a piano fron the 1500s. The dimensions of the piano are width 81.8 and height 24.3 and diameter 21.6 cm. Based on the description of the piano, it is from italian orginis. The medium of the piano is cedar and it is completely painted. There is an oil painting on the innder side of the cover, and the painting has kids or angels playing. The visual painting in the inner side of the piano has elements of curved and straight lines. Even if is a musical instrument, the era it was built or commissioned was the Renassaince, which was an era of a lot commission work related to wood objects, incorporating music and art together. By the materials used in the piano, we can deduce that it was constructed by wood and the legs have sculptural elements like rose shapes and ornament patterns. The sound hole has a rose of wood and the white keys have boxwood facings and the black keys are a little stained black. The functionality of the paino is very complex to understand in reference to the era, but artistically; the piano is an object to keep in collection since it is a rare example of materials on piano we see nowadays, and also due to its cedar is set in an outer case on a threelegged stand. It is a rare example of a common Italian type, and its trapezoid case of cypress and cedar is set in an outer case on a threelegged stand. Focusing on the painting in the inner side of the piano, it has gothic colors and curved lines that provide details to the shadows on the legs and arms of the children. The oil painting is described to be part of the first half of the 17th century, which the use of perspective is very common in the Renaissance era; and the painting uses a balanced and perspective technique to keep each subject proportionally placed in the canvas.
The painting shows the choir of a church with an altar boy putting out the sheets of music for the next service. The painting has the subject sourrounded with religious painting and artefacts, the location is inside a church and the window has light coming in the room. The dimensions of the canvas are 85.5 cm by 119 cm height. From the visual depiction of the texture on the painting, the medium used in this painting is oil on canvas and paint, watercolour and charcoal. The painting was created in 1879 and was named "The Choir of the Church of Sant'Antonio in Milan, which has produced by Giovanni Segantini. The visual balance in this canvas is well drawn to bring realism to the viewer. The perspective used in the canvas to measure proportionally the size of the boy with the size of the room is accurate. The entire canvas is filled spaced and the eye moves from top of the window, towards the painting on the wall of the church and then down to the boy's location. The style of this painting is very gothic and yet very detailed in its elements, which bring a sense of sensitivity. The details in the columns of the church and the floors show the use of curved, straight and diagonal lines. The shadows of the boy's clothing demostrate the use of color balance in the hue and dullness of the black, especially to not deviate from the realism on the boy's hair. The composition is a piece the most unified composition and its delicately-carved frame on the wall painting is an organic part of the work. According to the description, the artist adopted examples of the sphere of Lombard Naturalism by Mosè Bianchi and Filippo Carcano. Their works allowed Segantini to study and apply light effects and we can see the light entering the church in the room on the top left section of the canvas, which has a lof of darkness as well. The light reflections plays a major role in this painting. I notice of the colors that the mixture of dark brown and black bring the texture to life and also is a very common color in churches. In addition, the vertical lines and layout of the composition bring the painting to be depicted as proportional with all the elements in composition and the space is proportional but not equal within the elements in the canvas. The result is exceptional in the aspects of spacing, balance and color usage to bring realism to the viewer.
This painting is called "Angel Musician" by Vincenzo Irrolli. The image depicts an angel kissing a sleeping child. The year of the painting dates back to 1985. The theme is religious symbolizing motherhood. The early years of the 20th century had a lot christianity and religious artwork in many themes, and in this oiled painting, there is a particular sensitivity in themes of children and maternal love. The layout of the painting is horizontal with filled space throughout the canvas. The usage of the paint is thick and strong but still provides details in the organic elements of the painting. The lines are curved, and some are straight, but the facial details play a leading role in the canvas. The hazy outlines bring life to the painting, and the movement of the eye stays with the baby and the angel and goes around the painting but leads to that section. The usage of tertiary colors is visually evident, although there may be some primary colors on the faces and the baby's clothing. The painting also depicts subjects in their state of sleep alluding to music and dreams, as we see the angel carrying a violin. The figure of the angel musician in the painting also displays affection and guardian expression to the sleeping child, which are equally drawn and balanced in the canvas.
Description This oil and tempera work by Gaetano Previati (1852 - 1920) brought many critic's attention due to the symbolism when it was shown in Venice at the 3rd Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte della Città di Venezia in 1899. The painitng depicts 12 female angels dancing to a circled rope, with a divine shape in the background and a circled shape in the bottom of the canvas. The painting has a lot of colors similar to divinity, such as gold and some dark green. There is also yellowish a color that are part of the naturalistic elements in the painting. The lines that compose the piece are geometric in the background, from the squares and lines in the background, there is a clue that a grid and perspective was set to proportionally create the drawing and the coloring on the geometric shapes, provided a more artistic appeal to it. The organic lines and curved lines that compose the subjects, fills the space of the canvas and the movement of the eye leads to the section where the angels are. The use of perspective creates a balance on the position of the female subjects and their shape and form bring life to the painting. Their organic shapes and lines are detailed, especially in the shadows and lines of their clothing. There are some decorative elements in the painting that depicts the Renaissance era, and according to the description, the inspiration comes from the then celebrated ballet of "the same name in the third act of La Gioconda, composed by Amilcare Ponchielli". The representation of the twelve female figures mythologically symblize the seasons by their cosmic space radial lines and color as well as the space light between the Sun and the Earth. The subjects dance in a circle that represent to the constant cycle of day and night.
This painting is a relief etching printed in brown with pen and black ink and watercolor, over a modeately thick and slightly textured cream paper. The painting is called "Songs of Innocence, Plate 1", by William Blake (1757 - 1827). The painting depicts a musician in the woods with child angel flying and looking at the musician. There are sheeps behind th musician and two trees next to the musician. The subject seems to occupy the lead role in the painting. The space of the canvas is completely filled so the positive space predominates in the painting. The movement of the painting starts from the top with the baby angel in the opening sky and continues down to the man carrying the musical instrument. The lines are a combination of curved and straight lines, but the texture is more noticable in this piece, making the details of shadows and dark areas visually stronger than the rest of the outlines. The canvas space is filled with primary and secondary colors that create a feel like frame in the painting. Is clear that the scale of the painting is asymmetrical, since the sheeps and trees in the background are drawn with less detail, and the main emphasis is the man standing and the child angel. There is a pattern of drawing the subjects facing downward and upward, and the details on the clothing and facial expression have similar line thickness and direction of the lines. There is a usage of perspective in this painting so all the elements in the painting are proportional to the space. Details in the faces and body compositions is that makes this painting stand out. The colors are very dark and gothic, but have the colors of divinity and religious theme and the sections that are meant to be dark, use mixture of colors so the brightness comes to life and details of the shadows.
This italian illustration of pen and gray ink and brushed with gray wash depicts a well-dressed young man playing music to his beloved outside her window. The piece is called "Seated Man Playing a Guitar" created around 1760. The illustration also displays the man's feathered cap and the folds of his cape flowing to the ground. The illustration matches the musical gallery since it has art and music merged in the theme, to reflect the symbol of love. The guitarist makes a striking visual statement as he plays and his body faces the lover's window. The body position and scale is symmetric to the canvas size and his postur towards the audience gives a perception of confidence and comformity in his posture. The female subject is not shown it not shown and the entire scene is placed within a lined border, which confirms the use of diagonal and straighlt lines in the majority of the piece. The illustration was a design for a print and was perhaps part of a series of engravings illustrations. The lines in this piece are so detailed, that the artist uses a combination of diagonal, curved and straight lines in this illustration. There is a lot more detail in the section of the man’s face, especially in the mouth due to the dark areas and sections to reflect reality in the facial expression. The clothing has more diagonal and curved lines which still provides detail and the darkness of the borders, give a sense of the edges of the clothing. The illustration has no color, besides the paper that was used to make the drawing; however, the intensity of the lines vary so the blackness of the line determines the emphasis and detail on the subject. The scale in this illustration is proportional to the size of the canvas and the subject is in a size that the canvas is not entirely filling the space and there is some negative space that provides a “breathing room” to the actual illustration.
This illsutration for musical event of a violinst dates back to 1879 is a clear example of usage of lines and curved lines to compose the piece. The combination of dark lines, along with typography is a characteristic of graphic art in the era. The art depicts a presentation event with the drawing of ther performer carrying his instrument. The facial expression of the performer is of concentration and not directly looking at the viewer. The illustration has majoruty script tpyefaces, mostly hand written or printed. There is a dark orange shape in the background. The calligraphy on the top of the canvas is a good example of the balanced and proportional movement of the hand of the artist to use typography, curved continuous lines and proportion of the type height and width. There is some freedom perceived in this drawing, but even thoug is mostly black, there is some cross hatching lines that can bring to light the details in the suit and face of the subject. The smoke sourrounding the background of the subejct looks like marks of finger prints that captivate the mood of darkness and gothic-classic theme of the event poster.
This photograph of the bowed stringed musical instrument of King Henry IV was taken by Bill Willroth at the National Music Museum, University of South Dakota. The violin has original decoration on the front, back and sides of the object. The violin has a good usage of primary colors over secondary colors. The decoration on the violin are visually appealing for its thick application of greenish blue and red pigment layered over gold, which depicts a color like a jewel to the central armorials and two letter H's on the back. The shield armour illustration are of significant noble devices. According to the description, the back of this royal violin bears the armorials of King Henry IV of France and Navarre (1553-1610). The device itself is meaningful because of its war history and from an artistic perspective, is a good example of customized art on an musical instrument.Is also important to notice the thickness of the body of the violin, which are not very common in violins and the two symmetric and balance arcs that open a negative space, give the violin an sculptural figure.
The painting on silk of "Yujo reclining and reading a musical score" has a lot colors that depict royalty and nature. The painting depicts a women with fine clothing laying down, reading a music sheet with a pen on her left hand. There are some very interesting visual elements in this piece, like the fine naturalistic ornament and frame that borders the composition. The colors used have a combination of primary colors and tertiary colors, and visually is spotted on the colors of the top and bottom ornament. There is also orange and greenish colors that are part of the naturalistic elements in the drawing. The lines that compose the piece are geometric in the women's body, but also there are mostly curved and straight lines, from the scale of the women size and the placement of the music sheet, there is a clue that a grid and perspective was set to proportionally create the drawing and the coloring on the leaves on her clothing, provided a more artistic appeal to it. The organic lines and curved lines that compose the subject are very detailed and balance with the rest of the thickness of the lines in the composition. The texture seen in the background space which gives the painting a three dimensional effect to the painting and the gold color in the background the japanese style along with the media that was used for the drawing. The design element that is visually first to be seen is the balance between the ornament, which borders the actual illustration of the women. The balance is proportional and the natural shapes provide the drawing an emphasis in the canvas, even if the other elements surround the drawing. The thick lines in shadows and details of the illustration provide a much more emphasis in the women. The repetition elements in this drawing are the lines and the geometric shapes on the top and bottom of the drawing.
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