Michelle Liu
University of Hertfordshire
Paintings of music are a significant presence in modern art. They are cross-modal representations, aimed at representing music, say, musical works or forms, using colors, lines, and shapes in the visual modality. This article aims to provide a conceptual framework for understanding paintings of music. Using examples from modern art, the article addresses the question of what a painting of music is. Implications for the aesthetic appreciation of paintings of music are also drawn.
Keywords paintings of music  cross-modal correspondences  aesthetic appreciation
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DOI 10.1093/jaac/kpac003
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