The Appearance of Sound

This gallery depicts musical instruments and musicians by way of textures through various types of artwork. 

This is a carving of famous singer and musician. The texture of this carving seems to be uneven and rough. This gives the artwork a rigged look.
This a group of female musicians gathered to play music together. The body of the cello which the elderly woman is playing has a smooth look. While the piano has a rough and rugged feel.
This painted vase shows three female musicians preparing to play music with one another. The overall texture of the vase is smooth. This can be deduced by the way the vase looks and feels.
Depicted in this painting is a bagpipe player. The sleekness of the bag of the bagpipe give the painting a round and even texture. The shoulder of the musician adds smoothness this the texture.
This type of Bassoon was used in military bands.The texture appears to be smooth due to the body of the instrument. The details of the dragon head are bumpy and uneven.
This is an instrument made around 1825. The snake like structure and smooth surface give this instrument an even flowing texture. Visually, there swaying and swirling texture in the instrument.
This painting shows the cluttered desk of a guitarist. The jagged edges of the guitar and objects in this painting create a rough texture to look at. Due to this, there is a visually uniform texture.
The musician with his instrument is putting on a show for those around him. The instrument has a uniform appearance. There seems to be some unevenness at the sound hole in the design done.
This is a trumpet used during ceremonial activities. When looking from bottom to top, it is a smooth visual journey. Due to the engravings there is a bumpy feel to it.
This a painting of a violinist playing his instrument. The smooth textures in the bow and violin create a nice and even look. While the shirt of the musician adds a rigged appeal to the painting.
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