15 April 2015 // Stefanie Barz //Berlin


MUSICAL PAINTINGS #1 / Veronesi & Strübin

Music as a huge source of inspiration for other art disciplines stimulated especially painters to develop a whole range of new modern genres in the 20thcentury.

Back in the beginning of my journal I mentioned the synesthetic composer Scriabin and Castel's colour organ referring to earlier attempts of translating musical notes into colour schemes.

This strategy has also been used in case of the direct visual transformation of a certain complete piece of music or just parts of it into paintings by Luigi Veronesi and Robert Strübin for example. These specific ones look quite analytic and are indeed shakily built on mathematic relations – the blocks of colours might stand for changing emotions, structured segments and their different lenghts.

How much though we will be able to understand and follow them or even perceive similar associations or make logical connections is up to every individual... if you want to give it a try.


Luigi Veronesi – Chromatic Visualization: Anton Webern Variations for Piano, 1972

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Robert Strübin – Music Image Stravinsky (a few beats of 'Firebird'), 1960


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