Musical Modes in Visual Forms: A Journey Through the Creative Minds

By: Ambalicka Sood Jacob

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Music and rendering are the faculties of creative imagination and keen perception that help the mind to grow. Man has expressed liberally through various mediums to give a vent to his aspiration and urges in the past and in The Times now. The play of music was taken as the Sutra of life. Man tends to follow the rhythm inculcated in him as a child. This tempo moves with man in poetry, dance, theatre, drama, painting, music, play of instruments, sculptures, architecture, etc. Rhythm in both music and Painting energizes the person and this pulse and beat is experienced many a time as that transcendental energy that a dancer feels in the thumping of feet, a poet experiences in writing of words, a musician feels in plucking the strings of his instrument and the artist feels in that stroke of color that starts his painting. 'Ragas have the power to create certain mental effects and each Raga is supposed to have an emotional value which can be called the 'ethos' of the Raga. When the Raga-Ragims are sung or are rendered in painting form it is therapeutic to both who hear the music and the one who looks at the art work, experience a cleansing of mind thereby providing peace and tranquility. Both mediums supersede the body where the time ceases for the musician, artist and the spectator alike and the experience is of complete detachment or the understanding of the conscious and the subconscious mind. The experience is cathartic, liberating and energizing. No Doubt that the coming generations of artists would continue to find the musical modes and symbolisms exciting in the future also. They will be inspired to use them in their own paintings. Fuelled by their young, vibrant artistic imaginations, music will find a more experimental place in their works and make them more sonorous and perhaps vibrate to newer musical rhythms!

Title: Musical Modes in Visual Forms: A Journey Through the Creative Minds

Author Name: Ambalicka Sood Jacob

Categories: India, Music,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, New Bharatiya Book Corporation: 2012

ISBN: 8183151736

ISBN 13: 9788183151733

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 101256

Keywords: Musical Modes in Visual Forms: A Journey Through the Creative Minds Ambalicka Sood Jacob