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Re: Teaching the merits of abstract art


Date: Sat Mar 10 2001 - 12:45:47 PST

Roberta and Artsnetters,
I loved your ideas about art and music and Kandinsky. On Monday I plan to
play some T. Monk., Charlie Parker, Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, and other
jazz greats plus some Mozart (piano concerto number 1 Andante) and Suite for
Piano op.25 by Arnold Schoenberg. I will ask the kids whether the work I
will display by Kandinsky called "Painting with Green Center" seems to sound
like (the above) musical compositions. (Why or why not?) Kandinsky was a
musician and was actually inspired by Schoenberg's music. He believed that
both music and art could reach people's souls and create spiritual responses
The concept: Both art and music have rhythm.
Jill (BT)