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Re: music and art

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J. Pease (jpease)
Mon, 7 Oct 1996 19:24:23 -0700


>I am a Graduate student working with a 5th grade art class. I was
>interested in creating a lesson plan dealing with artists who use music to
>inspire their work. I was wondering if anyone could give me any ideas,
>specifically names of artists for the art history part of the lesson.
>-Domenic DiFiglia

DEar Domenic,

Romare Bearden was very much influenced by Jazz, as was Stuart Davis. In
fact, Bearden and Davis shared a mutual interest. Bearden sought out Davis,
after seeing his work. Bearden began to work at his collages the way a Jazz
musician composed, improvisionationally and spontaneously. Bearden has also
done many collages on the subject of music. If I am not mistaken, Bearden
calendars are out for 1997 - I think I saw one the last time I was at
SFMOMA.

Georgia O'Keeffe also did a few paintings while listening to music. It was
early in her career, after studying with Arthur Wesley Dow. Hopefully, this
will give you a few artists to pursue. Good luck.

Sincerely,
Jill Pease
California Consortium for Visual Arts Education
Sacramento Institute