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[teacherartexchange] Art/Music Connection


From: Judy Decker (judy.decker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Jul 30 2006 - 11:57:44 PDT

Dear Connie and All,

There was a thread in January 2006 that listed many art/music connections
Scroll down to Art/Music Connection.

You will find some posts by Ann Heineman that lists many selections -
as well as music to go with various theme in art.

Entering Art and Music TeacherArtExchange in Google will bring up
addtional threads. You will have to click to see omitted results to
get many of the Getty posts.

February 2006 has some lesson suggestions:
(thread Jeannie needs help with music/art connections lessons)

Here is some info on Kandinsky:
"Kandinsky, himself an accomplished musician, once said Color is the
keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many
strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or
another, to cause vibrations in the soul. The concept that color and
musical harmony are linked has a long history, intriguing scientists
such as Sir Isaac Newton. Kandinsky used color in a highly theoretical
way associating tone with timbre (the sound's character), hue with
pitch, and saturation with the volume of sound. He even claimed that
when he saw color he heard music."

Here is the link to a Kandinsky lesson:
Many other artists are featured with pages like this.

Good Kandinsky quote from this lesson:

"Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, the soul is the
piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching
one key or another purposely, to cause vibrations in the soul."
–Vasily Kandinsky, The Effect of Color, 1911

Here is Larry Seiler's Lesson Plan for Kandinsky:

Students painted the black one day in black paint. After these dried,
they added the color.

Some day, I will put this on Incredible Art Department in lesson plan
format. Larry did give me permission.


Judy Decker
Incredible Art Department
Incredible Art Resources

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