Watching music and listening to painting

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“Color directly influences the soul. Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another purposively, to cause vibrations in the soul” ― Wassily Kandinsky 「1」.
With the progress of the times and the development of society, the main social contradiction has been transformed into the contradiction between the people's growing need for a better life and the unbalanced and insufficient development「2,p.11」. What we can see is that people's material living conditions are now beginning to be satisfied, and this is when the spiritual world begins to take a new direction of the pursuit. The aim of this article is to provide a new form for people to experiencing and appreciating art – “second feeling” (“watching” music and “listening” to painting) based on the “first feeling” of listening to music and watching paintings. By using research methods such as historical analysis, art oeuvres analysis and art criticism the author analyze, compare and criticize artists' thoughts and art oeuvres in the perspective of the stated aim. The first feeling occurs when you look at a picture and listen to music. But when people begin to penetrate deeper into the meaning of works of art, they have associations, they feel art on a spiritual level. Then one can “watching” the music in the picture and “listening” to painting in music.
The author came to the conclusion that people strive for a higher appreciation and enjoyment of the spiritual world after the material conditions of their existence have appeared. People develop a more subtle and deeper appreciation and enjoyment of the spiritual world at the associative level.

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listening to music, watching painting,“first feeling”, “watching” music, “listening” to painting, “second feeling”, associative art

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