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Unformatted text preview: Modern Art Sampler Arnold Schoenberg High priest of musical modernism. Schoenberg invented the 12 tone composition technique which basically produces music that sounds like a bunch of racket to the uninitiated because its never in a key. Here is the great pianist Glen Gould and violinist Yehudi Menuhin playing Schoenbergs Fantasie Op.47. Bear it out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gmf4Z9HsnFQ Wassily Kandinsky One of the first artists to produce purely abstract paintings. Kandinsky created, from shapes, lines, and colors, compositions that bore little semblance to anything one would see in the world. He believed painting and music to be similar and associated color with sound. Study this painting, Compositions VIII, as you listen to the Schoenberg piece and try to detect similarities in the architectures of these two pieces; seemingly random arrangements of recognizable lines, shapes, colors...
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