This Cross pollination of all arts, fine & applied, is designed to cultivate creativity, healing, inspiration and hopefully some straight up joy!
Below is a step by step of Elgar's Enigma Theme and Variations. He composed it to illustrate all the personalities of his friends. It is said that the last variation is in fact Elgar himself. He is Aurally saying, "See what you have made me?!"
Why not use this to inspire sketches or artwork of these friends as Elgar depicts them with music? Or do they relate to your friends and people you know? What color do you feel with each variation? If each was a flower, or a font or an animal, what would each one be??? Envision a dance style for each one? A television character? My sincere hope is that already existing music masterpieces inspires you to create in any applied or fine art. Elgar did the hard work. Now you can utilize it as a framework to interpret, discover, invent, create in any art form. You will see with each variation there is an artists visual interpretation. Which is exactly what I am talking about. But why not create you own paintings reflecting how you see each variation? colors, personality
The possibilities are endless, but you may ask, how do I start?Start by simply writing adjectives that come to mind as you listen to each variation. Don't think too hard, just listen and write what comes to your mind as each variation infolds. Each one is separated into tiny size jewels/ sound bites. Take it one morsel at a time, but I suggest you continue to the next variation within a minute a minute the first time you listen, for continuity. Remember do not think to much.😉 This is supposed to be fun!