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The environment we live in inspire and influence our creative process. It is believed that Music and art, painting in particular have a close relationship. Factors such as colors, brightness, smell and sound trigger varying emotions and feelings within and these in turn affect our creative process. Evidence suggests that when a particular type of music and painting take place in the same environment, the result of the painting will be distinct.

Many successful musicians speak about the similarities between music and painting. Music is an art which permeates every society. There is always an instant connection. According to one musician, be it music styles or genres such as country, opera and rap, or Renaissance paintings, installations and abstract work, there is respect to what the other artist is trying to communicate. There is much to gain from learning, understanding and accepting differences across art forms.

For example, if you play a certain music, listen to what the music is telling you. Then notice your response to the painting, color choices. If the music is a slow beat, then your brush strokes will be slower and vice versa. It is beautiful how the music will orchestrate the brush work. You can thus interpret music through your art.

Through the years, many artists, psychologists and musicologists have studied and agreed on the relationship between music and arts. Wassily Wassilvevich Kandinsky is one such Russian painter who became so fascinated by this link that he used musical terms to name many of his paintings.

People interpret paintings in different ways based on their feelings, emotions and mood. A painting, is not only the external portray of colors but is one which has a deep meaning and an emotion which needs to be understood. By examining the painting carefully, you can understand the theme, mood and emotion. We are able to get a glimpse of the environment in which the painting was created, the artists' mood and his or her emotions at the time.

Through this brief article, we will explore the connection between the different types of music and the effect of it on the paintings.

Light music will affect the painting process in a different way that fast or dark music, as explained previously. Lighter music will be helpful in creating landscapes.

This will result in a painting which will be more realistic. Artists will not argue that realistic paints can come to life when they are relaxed and calm. A bright room will also have an impact on the colors chosen as your subconscious mind will choose lighter shades. It is advised to have upbeat, positive music if you need to paint a cheerful, pleasing painting.

Fast music will result in an abstract painting with many colors. With experience, you will realize the emotions of the painter by looking at the painting.

The relationship between music and art in general have been endorsed over and over again. Music on its own is a form of art and this wonderful influence on each other has been the result of a spark created throughout history and one which cannot be separated from the other.


09/14/2021