This thesis aims to establish a connection between visual art and music. Furthermore, it explores the similarities and differences between musical and artistic language. What is more, this thesis illustrates that these domains have been already linked in the past: visual artists have been inspired by music, and composers have been inspired by musicians and their work.
Musically interpreted artwork, creating while listening to music, inspiration, improvisation, and graphic notation are some of the major concepts employed in this thesis. We analysed in detail the evolution of the musical stave and the process of musical and artistic creation.
Numerous questions arose during our writing the thesis: do visual art and music strengthen or compete with each other? What do we gather, lose, or find when we translate visual art into music? What is the consumer's relationship towards both?
Using graphic notation in the form of graphics by employing the techniques of intaglio (printing), which three musicians interpreted according my instructions, it was possible to combine visual art and music; each musician performed experimental music which established a dialogue with the artwork.