Tuesday, 17 November 2015

My perception of art

Human without art is an empty tabernacle. It is not just a posh quotation stolen from the Internet. It is my personal life experience. Before dedicating my life to music, I’ve tried different kinds of fine arts. And before these tries, I felt empty inside.
Art is creation, inspiration, constant development, beauty, dream, etc. You always try to find or create that ideal image you’ve been always dreaming about. Art is a big goal you follow for your whole life.

Afremov and Vaughan, how did they come into the picture?

Back at college, I fell in love with a piece of art for the first time. It was a series of Leonid Afremov’s paintings dedicated to musical theme. Once I came across one of his fine art auctions on Amazon. It was a picture of Stevie Ray Vaughan (a famous American singer and musician) that took my breath away for a while!
  • It was so expressive, and wild!
  • Its vivid amazing colors created a carnival of emotions!
  • It seemed to me that I could hear the melody Stevie played…
On that particular day, I completely understood that I’d like to be that person depicted on Afremov’s canvas - so inspired, enamored and satisfied as Mister Vaughan. Thus, fine arts came into my life.

It is all in your hands!

Painting and music are not the only artistic activities that compose a notion of fine arts. There are all sorts of art forms you may prove yourself in.
  • Calligraphy, the art of fancy lettering.
  • Mosaics, the art when pictures are formed with the tiniest elements (glass, stone, etc.)
  • Photography, the through-the-lens vision of the world and reproduction of its beauty.
  • Sculpture, the creation of forms and shapes of stone, metal, wood or any other material.
  • Theater, the art of live performance, reproduction of real life on stage.
  • Cinema, the art of moving images.
  • Architecture, the art of planning, designing and constructing different physical structures, etc.

The results of all these art forms are available at special fine art auctions. For instance, I have a list of several trustful sites where I usually do my art shopping. Online market is a rendezvous point for an artist and his/her admirer. Among thousands of items appearing in fine art auction results, you may come across that special one that will rock your world!

Friday, 13 November 2015

Adele’s story in sepia tones

Today I’d like to tell you about one interesting discovery I’ve made recently. I do not belong to pop music lovers at all but I always try to follow news and trends from that - distant - side of the music world. Honestly speaking, I was agreeably surprised by the latest Adele’s music video that appeared a week ago or so. “Hello”, if I’m not mistaken? Surfing at (I always check out their Music section), I came across the review of this video work written by Joe Coscarelli. The author has brilliantly analyzed the clip and underlined its brightest sides. There are a lot of his statements I completely agree with.
Sepia tones, old house looking totally deserted, dusty furniture, old-school flip phones – all this elements create an unforgettable ambience of the video. They write a story for viewers, you know. And that sensitive face of the singer in close up, huh! Long and thin lashes, tears mixed with black mascara… My word, I adore such moments and details!

I’m not sure that I’ll watch this video story one more time (now I’m up to the eye in work on our new album) but still – it was a great sally to the pop land. Frankly speaking, it is very pleasant for me to note that modern pop-culture still has something to say and show.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Hi there!

I’m Amanda Clarke and I’m just an ordinary student at the unordinary Columbia University based in New York. The Department of Music is my second home for the next four years. Here, I study the Theory of Music. My parents have a dream that one day their kidult will become a highly respected professor of music totally crazy about her career. Unfortunately, I have another plan. My dream is to become a musician of one local band and travel all over the world. I adore music and prefer extraordinary approaches while composing new melodies for our future hits.