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Re: Teaching the merits of abstract art


Date: Sat Mar 10 2001 - 13:29:24 PST

In a message dated 3/10/01 2:47:38 PM Central Standard Time, writes:

<< 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 - after we painted Kandinsky style to jazz we had some very large
paintings - some with
really awlward areas so we chose the best parts and cut some 12 x 16 and
others 8 x 10 so that only the best of the work showed. These were then
mounted on large black paper and hung like
cathedral windows during December. Looked smashing!!! Roberta