The environment influences the creative process in which we find ourselves. Different lighting, colors on the walls, different smells, and different types of music evoke different feelings in us, and these sensory experiences infiltrate our creative process. The sensory effects of music influence our art process; I can observe how music affects my work and that of my students.
I turn on the music and observe myself stroking tangos with my canvas when I need an extra boost of energy in certain areas of art. I have a custom blend of fast-paced music that helps me get through a creative slump.
Surprisingly, many art forms across disciplines use identical descriptive terms. Repetition, variation, intensity, rhythm, dialogue, balance, unity, and other terms are used in music, art, theater, and architecture. Since some people can hear colors, they are easily influenced by music.
I talked with a successful musician about the connections between music and art. Because we spoke and understood each other’s creative language, we had an immediate connection. We respected what the other artist was trying to convey, whether it was musical styles or genres such as country, opera, rap, heavy metal, or visual art such as folk art, Renaissance art, installations, and abstract expressionist works. Learning, understanding, and respecting differences between art styles has many benefits. (Isn’t that why there is chocolate and vanilla?) That much sums up the differences.
I recommend exploring how music affects your artistic process. Create a few different playlists of a different genre of music to listen to while you work in your creative studio. As you listen, think about what the music is saying to you. Then respond to the music with color and highlighting. Is it musical, sluggish, choppy, loud, powerful or aggressive? Fast music encourages quick marking, while calm music encourages clear color selection. The music will orchestrate your bushes and create artistic notes that reflect how you felt while listening. You can use your art to interpret music.
Music theory, classical music, contemporary art, creative writing, photography, and graphic design are all fascinating topics related to music and art. User experience design, which focuses on designing goods that provide the best user experience, and user interface design, which focuses on visual style and appeal and how computer applications work, are two specific technology-based design subjects. You can even learn to play a musical instrument like the guitar, analyze contemporary American poetry, or create your comic book.
Individuals with a strong sense of creativity and imagination often excel in fields like music and art. Musicians, painters, sculptors, and talented designers often want to create something that makes a strong statement. Those with a knack for creative writing might pursue songwriting as a career or focus on developing lucrative advertising slogans and materials. Excellent leadership and management skills are essential for anyone interested in the commercial aspect of music or art.
What knowledge or experience do I need before learning about music and the arts?
It usually takes nothing more than a love and enthusiasm for music and art to learn about the history and appreciation of these types of artistic expressions. Depending on the profession you wish to pursue, previous training in reading music and playing an instrument, experience in creative writing, or business management skills may be beneficial if you wish to acquire new skills to build a career in music. When you begin your fine arts degree, artistic talent and computer skills can provide a solid foundation.