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Art & Music: Finding Images

This guide lists resources for the study of the relationship between music and painting and the historical background of each medium.


   "It is through Art, and through Art only, that we can realize our perfection; through Art and Art only that we can shield ourselves from the sordid perils of actual existence.''

Oscar Wilde The Critic as Artist

   "Art is a human activity having for its purpose the transmission to others of the highest and best feelings to which men have risen."

Nikolayevitch Tolstoi What is Art?

   "Artistic growth is, more than it is anything else, a refining of the sense of truthfulness. The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy; only the artist, the great artist, knows how difficult it is."

Willa Cather The Song of the Lark

Free Image Sources

Ottorino Respighi's "Trittico Botticelliano" for orchestra was inspired by Alesandro Di Botticelli's "L"Adorazione dei Magi."


"Street Art Melbourne 1P1070445 red"

by Gordon Chirgwin is licensed under CC BY 2.0


   "We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda, it is a form of truth."

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

    " The art of a people is a true mirror of their minds."

Jawaharial Nehru

   "The people who make art their business are mostly imposters."

Pablo Picasso

"The chief trouble with jazz is that there is not enough of it; some of it we have to listen to twice."

Don Herold