Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons Summer Allegro this is a near finished work. I need to worked on better defining the words which translated are, “The North-wind appears nearby and suddenly,” Then after painting in the ‘threes‘ I will move to cleaning up this fifteen foot image. An important part of this work, because of the words is to make sure to add a lot of movement in this work. You see that effect, in the musical ties that look like tall grass swaying in the wind., along with the color contrast with the background, that creates a small visual simmering. Then I added more speed in those little circles inside the music, which all rotate clockwise, across the canvas. I do not see much else to create more motion except maybe the shafts if I make their look solid with greater color contrasting. Not sure that would be worth the effort. I may try some ideas to see if the results are worth the time.
The question I ask is can this art be displayed during a live performance by professional musicians? Is this art good enough that gifted musicians are not offended? I know that this art works when seen while the music is heard, but I have not made that public step, to prove that connection. I have made an inquirer to a local Orchestra but have heard nothing back. Maybe a greater understanding of musicians would help to move this art to the next level. I am not sure, but it may help this art if I had more opportunities to speak and listen to more musicians. I guess what I am debating here is contacting, once again, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. They are performing Vivaldi’s four seasons several times in February and March of 2014. Would it not be nice to take, at least one of the Winter Vivaldi’s or maybe all three, to one of their performances. Would the art and I look silly even trying? Should I even contact them? Somehow I must. I will compose a solid well reviewed email that hopefully works around these issues, just to see, what they might say or do. I may even get a reasonable answer to my request. If nothing else it will add an adventure line to this story.
Scott Von Holzen