Art That Feels the Music

Artists amaze me.  Today's artist creates a collection of abstract photographs with the use of paint, music, and his camera.

Martin Klimas

Martin Klimas begins his process with splatters of paint positioned over a speaker. Then the volume is turned up.

The vibration of the speaker sends the paint aloft in patterns that reveal themselves through the lens of his camera.

Klimas spent six months and about 1,000 shots to produce the final images from his studio in Düsseldorf, Germany.

The resulting images are Klimas’s attempt to answer the question “What does music look like?”

What do you think? Can you see the music?

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  1. Wow! Stunning photographs and what a unique idea!

  2. Fascinating! I don't think I would tire of these prints.

  3. I lived in Düsseldorf for a couple of years but never heard of him - oops!
    The paint splatters are indeed "dancing". Cool!

  4. That is really cool!!!!! I saw an experiment like this on the Big Bang Theory where they mixed corn starch and water and placed it over a speaker to make it dance. It returned to liquid form when the music was shut off. I've done splash pictures before with a strobe light but it's really hard.

  5. Oh My Gosh! Fabulous photos, the paint rally does seem to be dancing. Thanks for sharing!
    Lori in Atlanta

  6. I pinned this post, first thing! This is awesome. I love it. I can totally see the music. =0)
    And it's beautiful music to my eyes!

  7. This is fantastic! How creative to come up with this concept. The result is so cool. It does feel like you can see the music!

  8. Wow, what a fascinating process! I love this kind of out of the box idea. Gorgeous, inspiring pieces.

  9. Wow - I love the splatter art, it is so full of life and action . . . not to mention color.


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