The Music of Painting: Music, Modernism and the Visual Arts from the Romantics to John Cage (Paperback)

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Description


Composers and artists have always borrowed from each other. Peter Vergo, for the first time, offers an in-depth study of how and why, in the modernist era, music and painting became intertwined. Artist-composer relationships examined include Debussy's interest in Whistler, Tuner, and Monet, Franz Liszt's fascination with Raphael and Michelangelo, Kandinsky with Schoenberg and Paul Klee's influence from Polyphonic music. How artists attempted to translate musical rhythms, and structures into painting and how musicians developed visual themes, all within the backdrop to modernism, as time of huge change in freedoms, industry, expression, ideological frameworks, and artistic practice.

Praise For…


"A must have for anyone interested in why Modernism looks (and sounds) as it does."- Art Quarterly

"A constant source of delight - immensely informative - with its constantly engaging prose and many illustrations this book is extremely enjoyable as well as thought-provoking."- International Record


Product Details
ISBN: 9780714863863
ISBN-10: 0714863866
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Publication Date: January 9th, 2012
Pages: 368
Language: English