Symphonic Spirit

10 Jan

My hubby and I have the best conversation over drinks.  Not necessarily alcoholic beverages, coffee will do.  It’s something about being out and having nothing to do but sit and sip and talk.  A recent conversation led us to the topic of art.  Now, my husband is kind of new to this whole art world thing but he is a voracious student and always eager to learn something new.  His great love is music, so naturally he made the connection between the evolution of art and the evolution of music.  Artist Amy Mass, like many artists, listens to music while she paints.  What sets Amy’s work apart is that she paints to the music.  So each piece is a direct result of the music being played during the painting process.

West Side Story, acrylic on canvas, 36x48

Like the musical scores which inspire them, Amy’s paintings are filled with rhythm and expression.  You can almost see the staccato of the notes, the resounding beat of the drum.

Cocktails With Cole Porter, acrylic on canvas, 40x40

Layers of color and texture mimic the overlapping cacophony of sounds inherent in a symphonic composition.

A Single Man, acrylic on canvas, 48x60

UnNamed, acrylic on canvas

To see more of Amy Maas’ melodious work, please visit her website.  Have some fun and put the inspiration tunes on while you peruse her work!

Featured image is Celtic Woman, acrylic on canvas, 48×36.  All images are via the artist’s website.

2 Responses to “Symphonic Spirit”

  1. Suzanne January 10, 2012 at 9:36 am #

    Really like her work, especially the first two which do seem to have a certain rhythm to them. THanks.

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