AUGUST LIVING ART ON THE EDGE

"The Marriage of Art and Music"

Music often evokes feelings which can be translated into ones art.  According to the Artist's Network, music, painting, drama and architecture all use similar terms in reference to their work (e.g. repetition, variety, intensity, rhythm, dialogue, balance and unity to name a few). There are those who claim to hear color which then influences their artwork and there are musicians that are influenced by a work of art. 

During the sixties, artist's and musicians created 'happenings' that combined various art forms including acting and dancing. 

Kandinsky was extremely interested in the relationship between art and music and often named his paintings with musical terms.  The collage artist, Romare Bearden loved jazz and when viewing his work it is easy to see that influence.

There is much to gain from learning, understanding, and accepting the synchronicity found when using music while creating your art.  Experiment with different types of music while you create your art.  The results can be amazing.

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This month I share with you some of my art that has been influenced by the music I was playing at the time.  The results are quite different depending on the music I was listening to on my CD player.

 "Life is Beautiful" (Influenced by Louie Armstrong's "It's a Wonderful World")   

"Life is Beautiful" (Influenced by Louie Armstrong's "It's a Wonderful World")

 

 "Out of Africa" (Influenced by Toto's "Africa")

"Out of Africa" (Influenced by Toto's "Africa")

 "Fundamentals" (Influenced by a child singing "Itsy Bitsy Spider" on Albuquerque's NPR Children's Hour)

"Fundamentals" (Influenced by a child singing "Itsy Bitsy Spider" on Albuquerque's NPR Children's Hour)

 "Tribute to Josephine" (Created while listening to the music of Josephine Baker)

"Tribute to Josephine" (Created while listening to the music of Josephine Baker)

 "Rustifarious" (Created while listening to the music of Bob Marley)

"Rustifarious" (Created while listening to the music of Bob Marley)

These are only a few pieces that I have created that have been influenced by the music I was listening to at the time.  It is enlightening to see what one produce's listening to various types of music...experiment yourself!

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MUST NOT MISS

- If you love working with paper, check out:  www.roganbrown.com/home.html  He creates extremely unique paper sculptures that will 'wow' you.

- Austria has opened a James Bond Museum on a mountain peak in the Alps.

- Ireland's National Museum is collecting protest art made during it's historic abortion referendum.

- Three cheers for the Baltimore Museum that sold art to acquire work by unrepresented artists.

- Going to Los Angeles?  The Last Bookstore is a work of art inside an old bank...you won't want to miss this bookstore.

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LOCAL

- "Larry Bell: Hocus Pocus and 12" continues at the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, New Mexico through October 7th.

- "Full Circle: Taos Pueblo Contemporary" on view at the Couse-Sharp Historic site through November 3rd.  Check hours as they are open limited days and hours to the public.

- In Santa Fe, New Mexico, Vivo Contemporary's latest show "Alchemy in the Moment" will continue through September 4th.

- "Da Vinci: The Genius" continues through August 29th at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science" in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

- The Albuquerque Museum in Albuquerque continues "The Art of Politics" through August 12th.

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NATIONAL

- "Kind of Blue:  Works of Ed Ruscha" is on exhibit at IKON Ltd. Contemporary Art through August 18th in Santa Monica, California.

- "Rauschenberg: In and About L.A." will be on view from August 11th through February 10th, 2019 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California.

- Judy Chicago's "Birth Project: Born Again" is on view at the Pasadena Museum of California Art through October 7th in Pasadena, California.

- Portland Art Museum presents "Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942-1955" through September 23rd in Portland, Oregon.

- "Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele: 1918 Contemporary" is on view at the Neue Gallery in New York City through September 4th.

- "Delacroix" is on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City through January 6, 2019.

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INTERNATIONAL

- "Robert Delaunay and the City of Lights" will be on view from August 31 through November 18th at Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

- "Frida Kahlo:  Making Herself Up" is on view at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England through November 4th.

- The Water Lilies" The American Abstract Art and the Last Monet at the Musee de l'Orangerie through August 20th in Paris, France.

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In closing:  Choose a variety of music, go to your studio, create!

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You may contact me anytime at:  livingartontheedge@gmail.com

All my available art is on view at my website:  www.thefullcirclestudio.com

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