Sunday, December 13, 2009

Sound of Color - Art


Sound of Color is a vibrant piece that very creatively finds a way to give an auditory aspect to the study of color. The color spectrum is well-represented in this painting, from vivid greens and blues to warm, rich reds, purples, and yellows. Color is most certainly a primary focus of this piece, and bright, moving color fills every inch of the painting.

The feeling of motion adds to the sensation of sound in this painting. The energy of the painting gives it an almost auditory characteristic, and the painting seems to be buzzing with activity. Though the piece is quite abstract, one can also discern the outline of several shapes that resemble musical instruments. Piano keys, a clarinet, brass instruments – these can all be seen in the freeform shapes of the painting, upon closer inspection by the viewer. These images of instruments do their part to contribute to the auditory experience of the viewer, and the sounds of these instrument come to mind as one views the painting. An undercurrent of noise seems to pervade this painting, and the Sound of Color draws upon recognizable images and a sense of energetic movement to create a nearly auditory experience of this beautiful painting.

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