Friday, November 13, 2009

One Note - Art


One Note is a piece that depicts the beauty of a single note of music. Often, the most compelling and beautiful moments in a piece of moment is the singing or playing of a single, beautifully executed sustained note. The sustained note depicted in this piece arcs across the canvas, simulating the nuances of a note sustained by the human voice. A singer might crescendo across the duration of the note, its beautiful sound swelling and growing in intensity as the note is sustained.
It is often said that the visual arts mirror the qualities and characteristics of music. This painting is an artistic representation of a beautiful, sustained note. Just as these singular moments in a piece of music convey deep emotion by the very solitariness and isolated beauty of a sustained solo note, so does the lone image of an arching, swelling figure in this piece convey more emotion than any lushly painted, densely full painting could manage to get across.

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