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The Melody of Art

Where is the Music in Art?

THE HUMAN SOUND OF THE VIOLIN

in The Melody of Art by
monique

“The true mission of the violin is to imitate the accents of the human voice, a noble mission that has earned for the violin the glory of being called the king of instruments”
― Charles-Auguste de Beriot

Edmund Charles Tarbell, “Girl with Violin (the Violinist),” 1890

GLENN GOULD ~ ON BEING AN ARTIST

in The Melody of Art by
music

“If an artist wants to use his mind for creative work, cutting oneself off from society is a necessary thing”
― Glenn Gould

IF MUSIC BE THE FOOD OF LOVE…

in The Melody of Art by
Breakspeare_William_A_If_Music_be_the_Food_of_Love_Oil_on_Canvas-huge

William A. Breakspeare (c 1855-1914)

If Music be the Food of Love

If music be the food of love, play on,
Give me excess of it; that surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken, and so die.”

William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

IGOR STRAVINSKY ~ GREAT ARTISTS

in The Melody of Art by
stravinsky1

Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.

Igor Stravinsky

IRENE NEMIROVSKY ~ ON MUSIC

in The Melody of Art/The words that make sense... brilliant writings by writers... by
irene

“…for music alone can abolish differences
of language or culture between two people and invoke something indestructible within them.”

Irene Nemirovsky ― Suite Francaise 

ANAIS NIN ~ ON MUSIC

in The Melody of Art by
gowland2

“Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.”

~Anais Nin

Photos by Peter and Alice Gowland

VICTOR HUGO ~ THE IMPORTANCE OF MUSIC

in The Melody of Art/The words that make sense... brilliant writings by writers... by
victor hugo by nadar

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. “

~Victor Hugo

BACH ~ ON MUSIC

in The Melody of Art by
bach-jc

“It’s easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself.”

Johann Sebastian Bach

German composer and musician (1685-1750)


TOLSTOY ~ ON MUSIC

in The Melody of Art/The words that make sense... brilliant writings by writers... by
tolstoy1854

“Music is the shorthand of emotion.”

Leo Tolstoy

JEAN COCTEAU ~ ON THE MYSTERIOUS RESEMBLANCE OF MUSIC

in The Melody of Art by
orphee

“All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it.”

Jean Cocteau

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