McClure Music Plus Art Equals Life Piano

This project was completed by the McClure Elementary Sixth-grade art class. We talked about how Music and Art work together in harmony to complement each other. The artists we have chosen are Wassily Kandinsky, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Jackson Pollock, who all listened to music while they created their art. This Piano symbolizes that all music can be a piece of art. The self-portrait from Basquiat was to show great intelligence and that music can inspire creativity from within one’s self. The paint splatter is Jackson Pollock showing that many colors can be used together and in the end still look beautiful. The Kandinsky circles are yet another way to reiterate how colors work together to create harmony. The Haring people represent people working together for art and music.

When you’re listening to music you can think of the beats and notes being different colors. Which makes a rhythm and it makes a vibration. The vibration makes the lines, which in art connects the dots, and makes something beautiful.

“Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, and the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul.”

– Wassily Kandinsky