I Am At The David Owsley Museum

968 Words Feb 5th, 2016 4 Pages
Have you ever had a piece of music that causes a picture or painting to come to life? When I was at the David Owsley Museum I was looking at art pieces that had more of a realistic feel and trying to find one that was interesting to me. The Rapids, Sister Island, Niagara by William Morris Hunt caught my attention by just looking at it, and then I listened to Variation XI “G.R.S.” by Edward Elgar, and I really enjoyed the two pieces of art placed together. There were three things that caught my attention to the music and I noticed that these things we discussed in art connected directly to the ideas from music. The first thing that was intriguing to me was the tone color. Next, the dynamic was interesting and related to the way the painting was designed. Finally, I noticed how the idea of content that we discussed in art played out when I looked at this picture and when I listened to the music at the same time. Variation XI “G.R.S.” enhances The Rapids, Sister Island, Niagara by making it seem like you are actually involved in the waterfall and experiencing it first hand. The piece of music made the artwork stick out in my mind, so if it was not for the music piece I would not have enjoyed the artwork as much. After focusing on tone color in music class, I was able to depict the exact mood and the tone color that were supposed to be conceived. I felt that Elgar’s music piece made the artwork seem intense, but yet it relaxed me at certain times. I would have depicted the…

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