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Amazing Music, Brilliant Colour (Short Stories)

Suitable for: Adults

Sponsored by: The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

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In this collection venture into the world of Abstract Art and boogie to the music that inspired these two artists and their work. An evocative soundtrack with works by Prokofiev and Debussy adds to the enjoyment of colour and life on the canvas.

Listen to an audio clip

On the right-hand side of the painting there are three red blobs the Cossacks' hats, but that's all we get of the Cossacks. By them there are two long lance-type things I didn't know Cossacks used lances that stretch the height of the canvas. There are lots of other lines all over the place some perhaps denote buildings, others birds, in the way that children sometimes draw Vs and Ms for birds in flight and a fair number of blobs of colour, bearing little relation to anything in particular. Put like that, Cossacks sounds a pretty unappealing picture. Actually, it's great. The calligraphic elements all those black lines and dashes are kept in check by the lyrical, bright, but not overly so, colours reds, blues, yellows, a dash of green or pink here and there; the composition, while at first seeming so random, is actually carefully balanced.

What's inside

  • A collection of raised tactile pictures.
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • An A4 large print colour image pack or postcard pack.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list

Cossacks, Wassily Kandinsky, 1910-11
The Snail, Henri Matisse, 1953

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