Sketches on Paintings no. 2 by Brett Abi...

June 1, 2016  |   Posted In



By Brett Abigaña

Sketches on Paintings no. 2 is the second of a series of works based on works of visual art. The first movement, Claude Monet – Water Lilies is an exploration of sonorities throughout the ensemble reminiscent of the famous triptych first viewed by the composer at the Museeì Marmottan Monet in Paris, France. Edgar Degas – L’Eìtoile is a whimsical, dream-like waltz to which the ghostly ballerinas in the painting may be dancing. Jackson Pollock – Lavender Mist is a quasi-minimalist piece written specifically to follow the erratic yet graceful movement of the painter as he created his works, as seen in numerous videos of his process. Joseph Turner – Norham Castle: Sunrise is a seemingly un-moving contrapuntal fantasy on a simple tapestry of chords meant to evoke the suspension of time and misty lack of clear definition in the painting.

Duration: 18 minutes
Grade Level: 5.5

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Weight .1 lbs
Dimensions .004 × 11 × 17 in

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