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I saw this in an article in the NYT today. It was at the top of an article by music critic Anthony Tommasini who is retiring soon. This work is by Fatinha Ramos:

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Then there's this, which I can't remember how I found, by the artist Marie-Pierre Kuhn:

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I wish I could commission one of these artists to do a painting like one of these, but of me at the piano! whome

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Interesting piano paintings, Dr. ShiroKuro. Pianistic art for sure.

As for the music critic, Anthony Tommasini, I've never heard of him, but congratulate to him on his retirement. Of course, I doubt he will stop being a music critic. Once a music critic, always a music critic, although he may stop writing about it, or maybe not. smile

My late wife had a good friend who was an artist. She could look at a photograph and draw/paint a replica by hand. My late wife once had her to draw a picture of me and my horse, Ranger, at the time. I always thought she drew my nose too wide, but the rest of the drawing was very good.

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I OTOH cannot draw to save my life!! grin


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That first one certainly has an odd arrangement of keys or is simply missing a bunch of keys in the wrong places. It would be a real challenge trying to play that one.

It reminds me of a painting that I saw at the online Museum of Bad Art. It's called "Red Rose Serenade". I won't copy the image here, but you can browse through the paintings and find it (along with other curiosities) at:

http://museumofbadart.org/unlikely-landscapes/

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c++ I couldn't find Red Rose Serenade


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c++ I couldn't find Red Rose Serenade

If you scroll through the images (using the arrow on the right side of the central picture) 21 times, you should get to the Red Rose Serenade. It worked for me, anyway.

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It worked. Gya!! That’s horrible!!

Just for the record, I sincerely love the two pieces I put in my original post (wonky keyboard not withstanding) whome


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The second painting has a naive kind of style, it reminds of Frida Kahlo for some reason.You could also experiment with.photography, perhaps an art student would be interested in creating a collage of you at the piano?

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Here’s a painting called Mujeres tocando piano (Women playing piano) which I think is very striking. It is by the Cuban artist Amelia Peláez. This was not her only painting where the subject was a woman or women playing piano.

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Originally Posted by c++
That first one certainly has an odd arrangement of keys or is simply missing a bunch of keys in the wrong places. It would be a real challenge trying to play that one.

It reminds me of a painting that I saw at the online Museum of Bad Art. It's called "Red Rose Serenade". I won't copy the image here, but you can browse through the paintings and find it (along with other curiosities) at:

http://museumofbadart.org/unlikely-landscapes/

Enjoy!

I did, thank you for the link.

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ShiroKuro,

Thanks for this thread. I am enjoying it. I also thought I would share. Some years back, a client of mine bought a Schimmel grand piano. Just a few months after that he bought a second piano, a lmited edition Bösendorfer. Although he is a plastic surgeon by trade, he loves art and music and painted this expression of his experience finding these pianos and gave it to me to display in one of our showrooms, which we do proudly. For reference, the painting is about 4' x 4'. I apologize in advance for the poor photography. It is more striking in person.

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Sgisela, that's a great painting!

Rich, I love the artwork and then story that goes with it!

Tre corda, I don't think I'd want an actual photo of myself at the piano!

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Originally Posted by ShiroKuro
I saw this in an article in the NYT today. It was at the top of an article by music critic Anthony Tommasini who is retiring soon. This work is by Fatinha Ramos:

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Then there's this, which I can't remember how I found, by the artist Marie-Pierre Kuhn:

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I wish I could commission one of these artists to do a painting like one of these, but of me at the piano! whome
Oh I wondered about that ShiroKuro, it seemed like an outdated idea.I would not like one of myself either.(different if I was a professional pianist)

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What I meant was, it would be neat to have a quirky art version of me at the piano, something like the girl in the second image.

But not a photo, I don't need to see what I really look like! grin


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I understand a sort of stylized version in a modern painting where the pianist is not central but just a part of a picture, sort of cubist or surrealistic like the examples shown.I just suggested photography because that technique is used in collage like pictures.But yes I get it- I would also like one like that.


My piano's voice is my voice to God and the great unknown universe, and to those I love.In other words a hymn.That is all, but that is enough.Life goes on, despite pain and fear.Music is beautiful,life is beautiful.


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I actually own a framed print of this, it's Paul Brent's work, called Abstract Piano :

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It was a gift from an aunt.


Here's another fun one, by Virgil C. Stephens:

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I like them, they are kind of whimsical and fun.

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Originally Posted by Rich Galassini
ShiroKuro,

Thanks for this thread. I am enjoying it. I also thought I would share. Some years back, a client of mine bought a Schimmel grand piano. Just a few months after that he bought a second piano, a lmited edition Bösendorfer. Although he is a plastic surgeon by trade, he loves art and music and painted this expression of his experience finding these pianos and gave it to me to display in one of our showrooms, which we do proudly. For reference, the painting is about 4' x 4'. I apologize in advance for the poor photography. It is more striking in person.

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That must be an amazing painting Rich and huge too! I have heard that plastic surgeon's are often artists.I am glad to see the Schimmel too even if it is over shadowed by the Bosendorfer.(true even if uncomfortable!) 😢
I see he has even included your piano store in the background.
A happy customer! 😊

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Being still a romantic at heart I love this, sentimental I know.
Hey, I found this really awesome Etsy listing at https://www.etsy.com/listing/693203095/piano-oil-painting-small-frame-art-still?ref=share_v3_lx


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My piano's voice is my voice to God and the great unknown universe, and to those I love.In other words a hymn.That is all, but that is enough.Life goes on, despite pain and fear.Music is beautiful,life is beautiful.


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