“Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast.” —William Hargreve
How now brown hounds sense
Sounds of light
There was one man who was interested in the color of music, the connection between light and music, and that was Einstein —Leon Theremin
Echo mute hollows
The aim of our studies is to prove that color is the most relative means of artistic expression, that we never really perceive what color is physically —Josef Albers
Her words evoked textures and echoes, the color of voices, the rhythm of footsteps —Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Palette of sound bites
Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul —Anon
Music gives color to the air of the moment ―Karl Lagerfeld
He knew his own voice was a red, the colour of a ruby lost in mist, a hazy red. His favorite singer made the most beautiful purple tones he’d ever seen; he loved the colours of music —Wolfette Nightingale
The best voices, whether blue or green or lavender, are full of flashes of light —John Rummell
If you have the colour-sense, you will know that a purple voice is the sweetest of all —A. J. Anderson
Hound brown howls
Lion yellow growls
Green horn yowls
It is only after years of preparation that the young artist should touch color – not color used descriptively, that is, but as a means of personal expression —Henri Matisse
Candy cane carols
I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for —Georgia O’Keeffe
The Light Music series of opera (a more musical plural of opus than opuses) of which there are ten, is brought to you by that which hath charm to sooth the savage breast of a dog in the dark and prick up the ears of a cat after midnight. (Colorful quotations echo.) Thank you for viewing and listening.
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This is probably a banal comment, but I have to say that the picture of the lion caught me off-guard as I was scrolling through this series!
Thank you for your comment, David, Lions are unpredictable,, you know, like an artist born under Leo’s stars, such as Pepe Leduc, doing a cameo at a dog show. : )
David, that comment reminds me of the eagle raised among chickens … who had to be reminded of his/her eagle-ness through great difficulty including being bullied (who did he think he was anyway!)
My daughter has a book about a cat raised by mice!
wow – hopefully overcomes the mousiness 🙂
when I get home from my travels I shall pick up the canvas and the paints, finally
Safe home. Hope to see your paintings. 🙂
thank you; if you search category painting, you can already see some. 🙂
Thanks, I need a seeing-eye lion. 🙂
A play on seeing-eye dog, to say thanks for directing me to the paintings that I’d missed.
Most inspiring. 🙂
oh that would be a guide dog – penny dropped 🙂
Or a guide lion. 🙂
the Karl Lagerfeld is what makes sense for me of it all… cute dogs though (are they not on the way of being over-bred to their detriment?)
Yappy pocket pups
Wolves of lint
You inspired me to paint as well, especially the lion. I have read about synesthesia before and find it fascinating. This was a great post for exploring it from a new angle.
Thank you, LuAnne. I’ll listen for the colors of your painting of a lion. 🙂 You know, words tend to differentiate the senses in my perceptions, to a greater extent than my sensorium does. I think ‘synesthesia’ is a word for the default perceptible range of stimuli our bodies are, or can be, tuned to experience as a whole. But that word makes it sound like a pathology. Art makes it interesting. 🙂
“A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears.” Gertrude Stein