S_V_H Vivaldi – L’Estro Armonico, Op. 3, Concerto No. 2, Larghetto image3

Vivaldi 3 panel 24 inches by eleven feet. This art needs to evolve and move swiftly along, and that is what you are seeing above. Since this artist quit painting in the early eighties, and only restarted in 2005, a lot of time needs to be made up.   Of course, that will never really happen.  It is OK.   It is understandable.  It is what pushes this artist everyday.

Now, what are we looking at here.  It is a convincingly honest attempt if you understand that each of these works demands uniqueness.  It is a wonder that as this art matures that so many options find there way to the canvas.  So what we see here new is a representation of  the horizontal lines and spaces of a musical staff.  The swirly lines are also a representation of the horizontal lines and spaces of a musical staff.  This is a take off of the evolution of the Slur and Tie in this art. Sheet music has its rigid rules, but this art is flexible,  while staying true to the rock solid flow of the music.  That flow ties this art to a particular piece of music.  But from there, this art has little in common sheet music. So keeping the musical flow is a must but everything else is up for creative expression.

Is this a turning point, or directional change, not sure.  For sure the advantage of painting the horizontal lines in this matter creates added left to right movement, which is a paramount consideration.The first impression just turning and looking at the work is positive.  This may not be a masterpiece, yet, but  since the Birthday painting is coming up in a few days, there is a thought that this paintings influence will show up.  We shall see.

Scott Von Holzen