The Poets of Music

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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) – FUGUE FOR THREE VOICES

 

“No one ever showed so many ingenious and unusual ideas, he was able to show polyphony in its maximum splendor. He avoided difficult music for easier use”.
The three whales represent the 3 fugues: power, creativit, sound.

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Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) – TORMENTED AND TORMENTING

 

“ Talent is what a man possesses. Genius is what a man possesses ” Beethoven was possessed “. A “HEROIC” artist, he conveyed his every emotion, peronal or sentimental experience throuch music. I wanted to emphasise his delusions of love.

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Franz Peter Schubert (1797-1828) RE DEI LIEDER

 

He explored the hitherto unexpressed potential of the “Lieder” type. Every time he tried to sing about love, it turned into pain.

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Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin (1810-1849) – COLORFUL PASSAGES

 

“Chopin … made the language of infinity speak with a single instrument”.
George Sand

No one before him made the piano as an expressive instrument

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2021-2023/ Pencil, pastel and digital

Diego Bottazzi