Because of the complications of this artwork I delayed posting this second image of my theme song: Vivaldi’s Concerto for 2 Cellos in G minor. This acrylic artwork, made up of four canvases, metal and wood, is 97 inches in length. Originally, I wanted to use only three canvases, but the open stretch of 26 inches between canvases, and the demands of music, made adding another small canvas a simplifying move.
I am basing this painting on the first movement of this concerto three-parts, but for fun here is a video form the third movement. It displays Vivaldi’s relevancy and endurance in an exceptionally enthusiastic head shaking matter:
Classical works, let this one, have a lot longer phrases (breaks in the music) than what you see in any of my pop, jazz or blues paintings. I have call these phrases, in the past, the flow of the artwork. To be truer to my music, when speaking about the flow of the artwork, it would be better to refer to the rhythm of a painting. Rhythm, speaks to both visual goals of these artworks which is not only to have a smooth up and down movement of the music across the canvases, but that both ends of the artwork balance out each other.
I have made a noticeable change in the look of the stems of the music that in the past, were laid flat with the wide side up. For this painting I turn the short side of the stems to the front. This has a narrowing effect that makes the stems look more pronounced, as they stand higher than the music heads. This different design has created a concern that with the diminished size of the background, along with the slender look of the stems, presents a look that appears more like sheet music. That would be the antithesis of this art. I know my current plan is to diminish the look of the background, but this artworks direction will surely need some added touches to punch-up the originality
Scott Von Holzen