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Memo-2529

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Bach Painting

Title:

Farbsymphonie: Bach's 3rd Suite for Orchestra: Bourrée

Description:

Jakob Weder (1906-1990), an almost unknown Swiss artist, painted 51 works titled Farbsymphonien (color symphonies). Twenty-eight of them are based on Bach's music, and nineteen on compositions by Brahms, Gluck, Händel, Schubert and Schumann. Visually impressive, all are non-figurative paintings, which propose an entirely new relationship between the visual arts and music .
"I have long wanted to create symphonies with colors, just as it is done in music with sounds." (Weder, 1985)
From the end of the 19th century until today, Bach's influence in modern painting and in music has been continuous. Numerous artists - like Kadinsky, Kupka, Delaunay, Van Doesburg, and Klee - most of them protagonists of non-objective painting - found a model and inspiration in Bach's scores, seeking first of all compositional and structural devices to transpose onto canvas. Weder's paintings remain within this trend. His way to the Farbsymphonien was a lifelong task, covering over 40 years of theoretical research and chemical experiments with colors and light.

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Artist: Jakob Weder
Year: 1980

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Source/Links: RECHERCHES EN COURS - Recherche en iconographie musicale (Dujka Smoje) | Dujke Smoje, Colors of Bach's Music: Farbsymphonien in Jakob Weder's Painting
Contributor: Teddy Kaufman (January 2008)

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