in a session with other graduate students as part of my fellowship, i ran a music+art session, where participants choose a painting that they feel corresponds to the song. the following are the songs and chosen paintings.
|Edward Hopper - Nighthawks|
"the painting has a certain feeling of desolation."
Edward Hopper - Sunlight in cafeteria
Edgar Degas - The Ballet Class
"there's a separation between the two characters. she's preoccupying herself while he is mid-conversation."
"like the words are saying, it's like the girls are trying to stick out, to be special."
|Jackson Pollock - Number 14|
"something about the beginning of the song..."
"the words in the song fit the emotion in the painting."
Roy Lichtenstein - Thinking of him
Pablo Picasso - The Old Guitarist
Salvador Dali - Swans reflecting elephants
"there's real sadness in the way he's playing his guitar."
"we chose the dali because, well, it's dali."