Paintings of Music

Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 80 (2):151-163 (2022)
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Abstract

Paintings of music are a significant presence in modern art. They are cross-modal representations, aimed at representing music, say, musical works or forms, using colors, lines, and shapes in the visual modality. This article aims to provide a conceptual framework for understanding paintings of music. Using examples from modern art, the article addresses the question of what a painting of music is. Implications for the aesthetic appreciation of paintings of music are also drawn.

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Michelle Liu
Monash University

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