Wednesdays @2 Mozart to Matisse Whistler and Victorian Painting
November 6, 2019
Mozart to Matisse is a series featuring chamber music performed by Columbus Symphony Orchestra (CSO) musicians paired with discussions of art related in theme by CMA curators. Illustrated lectures weave together the relationship between CSO Masterworks programs and the visual arts. This program features James McNeill Whistler, who broke dramatically from existing currents in Victorian painting. Whether in the iconic portrait of his mother or a depiction of fireworks in the London sky, Whistler emphasized the abstract formal elements of his compositions, such as color and shape, rather than the subjects themselves. His formalism is reinforced by titles such as “nocturne,” “harmony”, or “arrangement”—all references to music, a medium that can convey moods without the use of images, a key facet of modern painting and sculpture in the 20th century. Cost of this program is $20 for nonmembers (includes general admission) and $5 for members.