Friday, September 19, 2014

Look and Listen: Braque, Stravinsky, and Cubism

Georges Braque’s Violin and Candlestick
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Georges Braque’s Violin and Candlestick, shown above, is an example of Cubism. Stravinsky’s Petrushka provides a musical example of a work that has Cubist tendencies. Listen to this piece while examining Braque’ artwork. Do you think Cubist music effectively complements Cubist art? Can you think of any other piece of music that would effectively accompany this artwork?