I believe that “a talk on inspiration” is probably one of the most futile in existence. Nobody knows what it takes for a sparkle to light up the skies or for a river of musical ideas and shapes to start gushing down like Niagara Falls. Some of us are apparently born with inspiration; some of us are trying their best to mimic the gift by hard work and perseverance; others fall into a category of avid admirers and connoisseurs. As one whimsical and controversial quote goes, “talking about music is like dancing about architecture.” Yet insightful sayings about music and musical genius abide. The one that I find most illustrating for this image belongs to Aldous Huxley: “After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is Music.”
"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything." - Plato
"Music is well said to be the speech of angels; in fact, nothing among the utterances allowed to man is felt to be so divine. It brings us near to the infinite." - Thomas Carlyle
"Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." - Berthold Auerbach
"Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents." - Ludwig van Beethoven
"Do you know that our soul is composed of harmony?" - Leonardo Da Vinci
"We are working in a field of mystical resonance, sound and vibration... that's what makes people cry, laugh and feel their hair stand up ... " - Carlos Santana
In the eyes of the public surrealism has been associated for years primarily with painting. Visual appeal of a painting is quite understandably more universally comprehensible than a text. But music can beat them both by creating a passionate and diverse passage in a split second, a short story of love and despair that will make sense to anyone listening.
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George Grie, October 2002
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krista / Jul 28th
I do love your fallen angel prints. I was wondering if you have anything that depicts the internal conflict of good and evil? Primarily angels.
Shannon / United States / Jun 28th
When I see this picture it makes me think of satan. I hate satan. The Bible calls satan "the red dragon". He was an anointed Cherubim. Cherubims have wings. Many believe satan was a musician.
Myron / United States / Mar 13th
Perhaps he wanted it this way for a reason? :)
Carahallie Morzaht / Canada / Jan 18th
Excellent painting. Too bad the piano is painted backwards. The lid on the grand piano ALWAYS lifts to the player's right. You have the short end of the piano on the left, which is a metaphysical impossibility, as the lower strings arelonger ,thuslower.
Mund / France / Oct 27th
I composed a few songs(progressive, orchestral, ambient music) and I am looking for a wallpaper with a good mood in it... Wish you all the best and i'm looking forward to seeing more amazing photos!
jimmy harper / Germany / Mar 27th
Love this image! And being a classical musician myself made me love this one even more!!! Great artwork.. great composition, I'm in love with the mood of the pictures!
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