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Re: Famous paintings with musical themes

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From: Ann Heineman (aiheineman_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Aug 07 2004 - 08:30:55 PDT


Hi Belinda,
    For choral themes, the first things that come to mind are the choruses
of heavenly angels(some playing long trumpets) depicted in Renaissance
frescoes. Try Giotto or Piero della Frencesca. There are several artists of
the Dutch/Flemish Baroque period who did musical themes with
instruments...Vermeer, Hals, Leyster etc. For dance look to Matisse and the
designers for the Ballet Russe in Paris. I'll check my resources for more
ideas this weekend.
    Well, I'm back from the basement already...here are two books that may
help you:

            Looking at Paintings: Dancers
            Peggy Roalf
            Hyperion Books for Children, 1992
            ISBN 1-56282-089-3

            The World of Art: Entertainers through the eyes of artists
            Wendy and Jack Richardson
            Childrens Press, Chicago 1991
            ISBN 0-516-09283-9
            
   

                                Ann-on-y-mouse in Columbus
                                Art teacher, k-5, retired

To help unite our
> Cultural Arts Department (band, chorus, dance, visual arts) we are looking
> for paintings by well-known artists with the themes of music or dance.

I particularly need images related to marching bands
> and choral groups or singers.
> Can anyone help me out with suggestions?
> Thanks a bunch.
> Belinda in Greensboro - where students return to class Wednesday!

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