The main aim of the art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inner significance.
The beauty of art fascinates me alot. Don’t you.? It fascinates me not just because of what artist had conveyed or included in his/her piece of work. But it fascinates me for what he/she had excluded from it. I always find this to be true in every form of creative art, whether it is photography, painting, literature, architecture, sculpture, writing or music.
When I see the famous painting of Monalisa, I can easily visualize the beauty and colours used in it. But infact it is very difficult to make out the colours excluded, which could have spoil the beauty of painting.
In the same way when is I see statues of Ajanta Ellora, I can see every aspect of artistic process. Initially it was a just a piece of stone out of which sculptor removes unnecessary stones. The resultant is - Statue.
In Music as well, this demarcation is very difficult to appreciate because it is difficult to judge what composer has excluded. We take music casually, the thing which can be listen in leisure time. We do not wear the hat of a composer and think about what composer has excluded to make this track fabulous.
Art is proper task of life.
Believe me that in Music, there are very few instances where the art of exclusion can be studied and experienced. It is not easy to read the composer brain or composition process. It is an insightful journey if you can experience that.
Being a fan of A.R.Rahmaan sir, the only way I can engage in his composition process is by sitting in the studio and studying and improvising all notes of him. This is fortunately what aspiring musicians do.
The musical notations and their exploration by Indian composers has always remain exceptional. But unfortunately, we have remain just a casual listener with no way to appreciate the art or understand them.
For me, there is no point of difference between music & science. In both the fields appreciation also needs some specialized knowledge of the same. Music is also an art of science.
I think I should end this post here.. It ‘s 03:55am now and have to wake up early also.
But I have lot more to say on this friends. I will surely be back with the continuation of this in my next post.
Till then take care.. Bye..