The Visual Art “Experience”

Great art will take you on an emotional ride. It has an abstract emotional depth underneath that supports the realism. I’ll try to bring you to a place where you can experience visual art by first having you listen to music, then see it visually in different painting styles from abstract (tonal) towards more realism.

Sadness:   First, listen to this song and try to feel the depth of what she’s feeling (long intro, song starts at 1 min 15 seconds): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQHsXMglC9A

Now try to hear that song while looking through these paintings in order. Stop at each image and really look and “feel” the image:

  1. http://images.faso.us/contests/1/28327l.jpg
  2. http://www.pablopicasso.org/images/paintings/the-blindmans-meal.jpg
  3. http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/protectedimage.php?image=NoelMegahey/caravaggio1.jpg
  4. https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/ba/f9/bd/baf9bd5b596fe400ed19036634ac7340.jpg

Do you see the void of color and feel the sadness in it?

Joy:   Now listen to this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YykjpeuMNEk&list=PLRNGf69jPtYLyoCALT1l1_5H6O2AaqkAH

and hear that song while viewing these:

  1. https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/ae/e4/87/aee487bd42119f3eb3437c05726dce17.jpg
  2. https://d4pu5nmyrhgle.cloudfront.net/1902_1573346w1200+v=201409301016c/meadow-aspens.jpg
  3. https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/5e/b7/10/5eb71041e958442765b6c65a7aa0aab5.jpg

Do you see and feel the up-beat impact of the color?

Before painting or viewing art, ask yourself, “What do I feel when I see this?“. Truth is, that feeling is as real as the image you see. Together, they are the experience. 

It’ll take a lifetime to fully express the powerful feeling of nature, but the vision is already there waiting patiently for me to catch up.