Thursday, October 15, 2009
Nas Music - Art
Nas Music is a simple piece with a monochromatic color scheme and uncomplicated lines and shapes. This piece features a couple of shapes, including a very simple circle and square that work together to represent the music alluded to in the title. The type of music reflected in this piece is also alluded to in the title of the painting. “Nas” has a very colloquial feel, as though the music under consideration in this piece is actually some form of local, traditional music. Captured in this painting is the simple, unpremeditated music that rises spontaneously in the context of a celebration or ritual in some traditional culture.
Though music is often thought of as colorful and vibrant, the artist has chosen to depict music in this painting with simple lines and a charcoal-shaded, monochromatic color scheme. Yet this dark color scheme does not indicate that the music of this painting is dull or depressing. This simple color scheme simply reflects the simplicity and naturally uncomplicated nature of certain types of music. The painting is not hard to take in at once, its plain lines and single color bringing to mind the simple melody of a traditional folk song.
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