Music is what feelings sound like. It’s beyond imagination how there is a musical composition depicting each shade of every emotion. It won’t be an exaggeration to say that it’s the ultimate means of expression.
It often happens with us that we like some musical composition but we cannot pinpoint exactly what was it that touched our heart. Maybe it was the mellifluous voice of the singer, maybe it was the unique rhythm, maybe the guitar solo struck a chord with you or maybe the lyrics just narrate a story close to your heart. Each composition has its own musical and creative strengths. Knowing such a strength can be an emotional revelation!
Sometimes a detail makes us look at a piece of art in a whole new light. Its like having a closet in front of your eyes for years and then suddenly discovering a drawer in the closet you never noticed before..
For example, we all find the Taj Mahal an exquisite piece of art. But when we get to know that depending on the time of the day, the Taj Mahal appears of a different color, it increases our awe for the wonder of the world.
The same is the case with the masterpiece of Mona Lisa. The painting made use of a technique called ‘sfumato’, a technique which produces soft, imperceptible transitions between colors and tones. This also subtly hints the transition intended by the social renaissance then. What other hints the smiling lady is trying to give, is still a matter of great curiosity in the art community.
A brilliant piece of art always depicts more than you can see, stands for something much more than it seems to.
And knowing what makes something great makes you a connoisseur, transcends you from a mere admirer to a serious informant. It adds new dimensions to your perspective, gives you greater insight into life itself.
Through this blog I will try to explore the details, the intricacies of some beautiful compositions. Being a follower of the religion of music, I believe I will definitely have something interesting to share with you all.
To be able to appreciate art is one of the most treasured gifts of mankind. This is my small attempt to help you rediscover the gift.