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Sound and color at Santa Monica Museum of Art
Sound and color at Santa Monica Museum of Art

Music and painting sometimes share a language. Color is applicable to both, as is chromatic. They also share physics. Colors, for instance, are waveforms, as are tones.   Moreover, musicians and visual artists regularly inspire one another. Morton Feldman’s “Rothko Chapel,” which played late at night under the stars at the Ojai Festival last month, honors in tone Mark Rothko’s last paintings. Currently at the Timothy Taylor Gallery in London is an exhibition by Sean Scully, who has entitled his paintings made up of blocks of color, “Kind of Red” — a response to Miles Davis’ classic album, “Kind of Blue.” But too seldom do...

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