Music in our lives-Julie Cardinale

Ones appreciation and representation of music isn’t only limited songs and sound or silence.  This gallery consists of musical instruments as well as artworks that feature music to show how music and visual art can go hand in hand. I would also like this gallery to show how music has influenced people through the years

This is Portrait of an Extraordinary Musical Dog from 1805 by Phillip Reinagle. This oil on canvas painting depicts a cute little brown dog sitting at a piano still with his paws on the keys ready to play. Although he looks a little nervous the title reassures that he is indeed extraordinary.
This bassoon was designed and carved to look like a dragon. It consists of a black body and a dragon head where the noise comes out of. There is even a bright red tongue in the dragon’s mouth. Bassoons like these were used in Prussian and Russian armies in the 1800s
Music and religion work are often mixed together. This clay whistles depict the transformation from a man to an animal. The whistle on the right is meant to show someone meditating while the one on the left is supposed to represent someone in a trance.
This 1850s papier mache music stand has a fancy flowers on it that are made of mother of pearl with gold around the edges. The mother of pearl really draws emphasis to the flower designs in the middle of the music stand. This type of furniture was very popular around that time period.
This oil on canvas painting titled Two Musician Girls by Osman Hamdi Bey really differs from other portraits of women from the east. While most artist focus on the female form and beauty Bey depicts women’s talents and special skills In this painting there are two ottoman women proudly showing off their instruments.
This piece shows a man sitting under a tree and in the center of the page there is a poem called Ode for Music by William Blake is from the late 1790s. While I honestly don’t really understand the poem, especially that second to last sentence, I really like the design around it.
A prominent painter in Athens called the Niodib Painter created this terracotta vase that shows three women with different instruments like flutes and a lute. The painter utilized positive and negative space in this piece using the black of the vase as the background and the orange is everything else.
This charcoal and pastel drawing titled Music Hall Interior by Ricard Canals was created around the late 1890s. This drawing shows a musician in the foreground accompanying a woman on stage who is dancing. The artist makes interesting use of color and emphasis in this drawing because everything on stage is bright and colorful while the musician is all black and in the dark.
This nephrite and gold chime stone and rosewood stand are from the Qing dynasty. The stone itself shows two dragons outlined in gold facing the center of the stone. The stand is much more plain with only small designs on the edges and in the center. This artist made good use of positive and negative space using the stone as the background and having the gold be the design.
This oil painting by Ramkinkar Baij depicts three women sitting leisurely in an open-air setting. Baij blended Indian classical traditions with European modern idioms. The three women are supposed be reminiscent of Indian traditions for example the woman with he lefts around the tree is supposed to represent tree spirits or Yakshis.
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