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01 November 2010: Prof Peter Vergo's new book 'The Music of Painting. Modernism and the Visual Arts from the Romantics to John Cage' is published.

Book cover - The Music of Painting

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The connections between music and the visual arts intensified during the emergence and flowering of modernism. This new volume explores how modern artists sought to translate musical rhythms and structures into painting and how musicians developed visual themes in their compositions. It also analyses individual pieces of music and works of art, from Paul Signac’s musical seascapes and Wassily Kandinsky’s abstract compositions to John Cage’s silent piano piece 4’33”. Like its predecessor That Divine Order (2005), Peter Vergo’s latest book studies the many links between these two ‘sister arts’ as envisaged not only by visual artists and musicians but also by critics, writers and philosophers. The research that led to the publication of The Music of Painting was generously supported by the award of Major Research Fellowship by the Leverhulme Trust (2004-7).

A review of Peter Vergo's The Music of Painting will be the main feature on BBC Radio 3's flagship music magazine programme 'Music Matters', to be broadcast on Saturday 11 December, preceded by an interview with the author.

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