Art Inspiring Music: Fine Art In Today's Music Videos
Ever look at a movie, an image, a painting and swear you’ve seen something like it somewhere else? Yeah, it happens to me all the time. I tend to connect pop culture images with fine art. Sometimes, I connect my own imaginary dots as in the case of the movie Moonlight and photographs by Kerry James Marshall.
And then there’s Rihanna’s Rude Boy video and her nods to Andy Warhol and Keith Haring which I almost missed thanks to the hypnotic beat and in your face graphics.
But perhaps the most endearing instance of art inspiring art is Solange’s Don’t Touch My Hair and Lynette Yaidom-Boakye’s portraits. The video itself is a work of art, but knowing it's inspired by some of the most brilliant and beautiful portraiture made in the past few years, makes me love Ms. Solange a wee bit more.
Whether imagined by the viewer or expressed explicitly by the artist, there’s no denying that art inspires art. That art is everywhere. There are many dots to be connected.
Have you connected any lately?
in love and art,