as some of you know i conducted an experiment at my live art show this past friday. i handed out a paper with some definitions of color theory, color psychology and audiovisual art. then asked a few questions that pertained to the definitions. i also asked what there current state of mind and/or emotion was and what color the emotion looks like to them.
i am inspired when i listen to music. the reason behind this blog, music=art, is my attempt to share with you how music creates, is, and inspires my art . art is many things, for me it is visual art. when i listen to music my body, mind, and heart grows with visuals of color and beauty and emotions of growth, happiness, meloncholy, love, etc. thus, musi=art .
i am always looking to expand, inform, inspire, redifine and marvel in the corelation between music and art.
i am curious what people are feeling while listening to live music and watching someone(s) paint live art. i wanted to learn if people shared the same inspiration, or energy. what the energy or emotion was and what color they percieved the emotion to be.
i used the color red and yellow and a bit of orange in the begining of my painting. when i started to paint the music was dance/house music that created layers of atmoshpere for the mind to grow with imagination and excitement. as the night progressed the music slowly got happier, cheerful, and energetic. i continued painting with reds and yellows. then the music got louder, a bit darker, and heavy. i began to paint with black. after a short while, i could not find energy within myself to continue. i felt confused, aggitated, and sad. i couldnt paint any longer. i was frustrated. i poured black ink on my painting. and called it quits.
by the end of the night the music lightened up and i felt relief. by then, my painting was a lost cause. i brought the painting home.
the next day i couldnt help but feel the same energy from the night prior when i looked at the paiting. i didnt like it. just like emotions, when i feel sad, angry or down and i dont want to feel that way, i take a shower try to clean the feelings off of me then start again. well, i tried to wash the paint off of the canvas. it did not work. now what? i cant stand to look at the painting.
i did the only thing i could do. i painted it black.
originally i conducted this experiment for others and found myself learning a bit about what i can listen to when i paint, and what i cannot.
the long awaited results of the study: (drum roll)..
the majority ruled that most people were feeling excited and energetic. and the color of that emotion was orange. whats interesting is the color psychology of orange is excitement. a few people felt happy and green and red. and one person felt pensive and sparkly purple. another felt dumfounding well and clear. INTERESTING!
now that i have written a short novel about all of this, i am going to leave you with a few links and music i thought were appropriate for this discussion. thank youto everyone who attended and participated. i would like to continue with these experiments in the future. and thanks to all who follow my blog and show great support.
Orange Music delivers music that will relax your mind as well as exhilarate your soul, catering for both young and old.
Music orange: a music resource that helps create your vision of music with the help of precomposed tracks.
conveying emotion through color: a link about painting with colors and hoe to use it in design, etc.
and some music that i’ve been listening to that makes me feel orange. broken bells:Famed producer Danger Mouse and the Shins’ James Mercer play off each other’s strengths on their unique debut album.