The music manuscript used here to create the grand piano cutout features a piano etude designed to develop the student’s grace and elegance of style.
This is a cousin of my Tipping Point series of paintings, where I was exploring both color and graphic balance using minimal areas of volume.
The grand piano’s curve is mirrored in the magenta and blue grey backgrounds. In the physical world, this keyboard would fall off its resting point, but visually, the piano and backgrounds hold it satisfyingly in place.
The sheet music used here is composed by Johann Burgmueller; the actual composition inevitably became a staple of Warner Brother cartoons chase sequences.
acrylic on canvas
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