Song of the Earth
The ‘Mahler inspired’ paintings of
“Gustav Mahler's musical works have both inspired and influenced some examples of fine art in the past. But here we have something different. As far as known this is the first time that Mahler's entire musical production has been studied and interpreted by another artist as a reality sui generis and has become as such the starting point for another artistic reality, expressed with very different means.”
Under the collective title "The Song of the Earth" artist Maria Korporal has produced an impressive series of 54 paintings and drawings each representing a musical work by Gustav Mahler. Begun in 1988 and completed in September 1989 the project covers every major work of Mahler's output. The song cycles have been expressed in drawings, pastels and collages, but the heart of the project comprises of ten paintings, each measuring 100 x 210 centimeters, devoted to the ten symphonies.
To view Maria Korporal's "The Song of the Earth"
project in its entirety and for more information about
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