THEME: LISTEN TO THE MUSIC, ENJOY ITS COLOURS (CHORDS).
TITLE: TRIAD CHORD IN C MAJOR
TECHNIQUE: Mixed technique on canvas.
SIGNED: 22 / 3 / 2008
DIMENSIONS: Canvas 73x54 cm.
COMMENTARY: In this work, I want to show you the colours which make up the chord of C major, a chord of three notes (triad), where the colours of the three notes are yellow ( C ), magenta ( E ) and the colour orange ( G ), these last two mixed with the main colour of the musical tonality (yellow).
DESCRIPTION OF THE PAINTING: TRIAD CHORD IN C MAJOR
In the following painting, as I have explained to you in the commentary, I’ve painted the three colours which form the three note chord of C major: the note C in yellow, the note E in magenta and the note G in orange. In other occasions, I’ve said that to each note that is within a musical tonality, the main colour of the tonality has to be added. In this case, the musical tonality of C major which has been given the colour yellow according to my theory, adding yellow to all the notes of the scale, we will obtain a family of yellow colours, oranges, reds, siennas, ochres, to sum up, a range of warm colours in which I have catalogued this musical tonality.
I represent the notes in the painting in form of geometric figures (quadrangular prisms) in perspective from the left. These figures are placed in order of height (relief) and importance (volume), just like the notes of a musical chord: the fundamental note, is the figure of major volume (C, yellow colour); the third, smaller than the previous one and in relief (E, magenta in colour which turns to carmine on being mixed with yellow), and the fifth note of the chord is even smaller than the previous one and with greater relief (G, clear orange in colour).
As you can see in the painting, the figures E and G are at the front and occupying part of the C figure. The figure which corresponds to the note E, mixes nearly the half of its right part with the figure C, obtaining a red colour and the figure of the note G, also mixes nearly half of its left side with the colour of the same figure, giving us a cadmium red colour.
The background is painted with the colours of the notes E and G in different tones and more intense shades, with some purple sienna colours on the left side and orangey sienna on the right, with a texture of tiny squares, where in some parts you can catch glimpses of the different tones of grey that there are below the colours of the painting, just like the previous painting, creating an elegant, modern aspect with character.