The Color of Music 

This gallery is a representation of what I think music art is through abstract, painting, and colors. 

In this picture, Raul Gonzalez used color to reflect the sound that is coming out of the musicians instrument while the crown stand on and listens. The sound from the trumpet has the most color in the art piece. Everything else still has color, but it's neutral. This piece also represents the history of South Central L.A. From the riots, to the black panthers as well as Carlotta Bass. This piece speaks volumes for not only black history, but what color can do create a scene.
In this, the pictures the artist used is abstract art of a guitar on the table using different blues and lines on the paper to represent music sheets. He creates the look by stacking different pieces of paper on a table and with using the different colors, and line patterns to create the guitar. Juan Gris uses lots of patterns in this piece not only for the guitar, but for the rug and floor. It helps create different dimensions.
In this picture the artist uses lots of colors to show the piano keys and tape players with a mixture of two colors; white and yellow. The title "Music Machine", I think is a perfect fit. Colors are a key element in this piece as I feel it not only represents the time era of when mixers were used drastically (1980s) but also the use of only four colors can create such a colorful art piece.
The artist Eileen Monoghan Whitaker uses watercolor to create a soft yet strong piece. The red and purple watercolor was an excellent choice to show a traditional outfit. You can tell the man is a little bit younger but not a child. The watercolors creates the textures near the bottom of the painting. It creates a realistic gravel in a city. Muddy and dirty like in a small crowded city.
In the picture the artist uses multiple arms to represent the character playing the drums. It creates the motion in the piece. I also think the color choice in the piece gives it a youthful feeling. Almost like a child hand painted it. Because the movement in the arms along with the colors it gives the piece energy, the same energy you would feel during a live concert.
In the piece the artist uses painting music notes to represent the sound of music with reddish pink color music notes. The black, long strokes throughout the painting gives the man movement. Although they are subtle colors, the softness of the strokes gives the passion to the painted. You can physically see the passion the man has while playing the piano.
In this painting the artist uses lots of blues, yellows, and greens in this painting. The color shows the feeling of music in this piece. Also with the shapes and angles Maxwell Taylor decided to use to shape the two men gives an abstract feeling to the piece. The use of the gold/yellow makes the saxophone stand out. Almost like its the focal point of the piece.
In this piece the artist uses dark colors to show the feel of a night club setting. The dark oranges represent the room being dark and the spot light is on the stage with the band while the crowd looks on at them performing. The band as well as the room is in a very intimate setting. You can see how close the crowd is to the stage. You can tell it's not a huge concert, but more of a lounge or bar with a sultry feeling.
In this piece the artist use lots of light and dark colors. It's obvious the dark colors represent only a small portion of the painting by Gene Pendon. The artist uses smaller portions to create a large piece. I find it very interesting how the artist uses a choice of colors to make this painting almost like a dreamland land. The piano keys the man is playing on continues into a road while the city in the background creates a depth in field.
Edward Burra uses many colors in this painting. The bands uniforms or outfits, the two women's dresses and even the mans suit. You can immediately tell that this is an era piece considering the outfits they people are wearing. Nothing is too "loud" in the piece. Everything in the painting is cohesive.
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