The Sound of Painting: Music in Modern Art

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Painters and musicians have always found inspiration by sharing ideas from both disciplines. How this relationship developed from Philipp Otto Runge's "compositions" in painting to Jean Tinguely's and Niki de Saint Phalle's musical sculptures is the focus of this illustrated volume. Carefully selected images and quotations from composers and artists are blended into a study useful to scholars of art history and music, and fascinating to the general reader.
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Overview

Painters and musicians have always found inspiration by sharing ideas from both disciplines. How this relationship developed from Philipp Otto Runge's "compositions" in painting to Jean Tinguely's and Niki de Saint Phalle's musical sculptures is the focus of this illustrated volume. Carefully selected images and quotations from composers and artists are blended into a study useful to scholars of art history and music, and fascinating to the general reader.
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  • ISBN-13: 9783791320823
  • Publisher: Prestel Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/28/1999
  • Series: Pegasus Library
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.73 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

The Sound of Painting 7
Runge's Vision of a Synthesis of Art and Music 10
Wagner and Synesthesia 12
Musical Imagery: Gauguin and Matisse 19
The Painter-Composer Ciurlionis 24
Kandinsky and Schoenberg 30
Harmony and Dissonance 38
"Forms of Time" in Painting 43
The Chromatics of Light and the Rhythm of the Cosmos 46
From Sequential Image to Film Sequence 54
Infusing the Pictorial Space with Musicality and Dynamics 60
Noise Sculpture and Pictorial Choreography 68
Synesthetic Investigations of the Russian Vanguard 78
Music in Colored Light and Harmonia Mundi 83
Dance Analogies and "Absolute Rhythm" 94
The Serial Principle and Transformed Material 102
The Intermedia Synthesis 110
Graphic Music 114
Plastic Sound 121
Notes 126
Index 127
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