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Music Room #3

Music Room #3 takes inspiration from the work of Kasimir Malevich’s Supremitist painting series (see “Painterly Realism – Boy With Knapsack-Color Masses in the Fourth Dimension” 1915).

This is essentially a variation of Music Room #2, where a bird’s eye view of two rectangular grand pianos sit in the center of a rehearsal/practice space surrounded by four walls.

I loved the effect of the floorboards in Music Room #2 and decided to abandon the walls and paint a piece where the horizontal floorboards fill the surface.  Two small rectangles represent the piano seats and the circle in their centers is the piano player.  The larger piano is that of the teacher; the smaller piano is that of the student.

This series of fours music rooms was the culmination of my experimenting with masking as a technique, after which I largely abandoned extreme straight lines and edges, favoring free hand applications of brush stroked outlines.

acrylic on canvas   30 x 24

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