S_V_H Vivaldi – L’Estro Armonico, Op. 3, Concerto No. 2, Larghetto image6

Vivaldi painting 3 panel.  My wife Barbara thinks the note heads look like pool balls. There you go, finding  anther reason to believe.  Just to follow up on the pool balls, in side each one are two other circles, that are there to create movement across the canvas.  As always the movement is from the traditional left to right.  This information about inner circles has been mentioned in the past and here to try and explain this technique.  The placement of the inside circle accomplishes that sense of motion.  That positioning is important considering these works are trying to capture a single point or  moment in music, but at that exact same time, similar to music itself, keep the art flowing. Those pool balls, or eye balls, whatever, are there to animate the flow of music.

Music is meant to be played from the start to the finish. This art is a dramatization of a moments interruption of that music, never to be played or sung.  One basic reason why this artist paints music is because it gives a great opportunity to listen to music, without quilt.  But more so painting music gives this artist a way to express his passion for music.  Like great voices or musicians, that take music to a high level of performance appreciation , so it is this, that is a quest of the artist, to take music beyond sheet music, which right now is the only other way to visualize the physical appearance of music.  Hopefully that makes some sense.

It must be mentioned that the Birthday painting 2011 has now been uploaded to the artist website at www.scottvonholzen.com, with a 1500 pixel enlargement.  Interestingly,  two of our Grandchildren Jordyn and Kindyl both walked up to the Birthday painting sitting on two low easels, and touched the canvas enjoying  all of the bright colors.  This artist up to that point had never seen anyone touch his artworks.  It felt right as it should.

Scott Von Holzen