Arnold Schönberg: Playing Cards. I love those designs.
This facsimile edition of playing cards painted by the composer Arnold Schönberg in c.1910 was published by Belmont Music Publishers in 1981 and produced by Ferd Piatnik (Vienna), with a preface by the composer’s daughter, Nuria Schoenberg-Nono. The original cards were made in watercolours and gouache on cardboard with gold and silver, size: 10.5 by 5.5 cm. No reverse has been found for the cards so a coloured pattern painted in one of his diaries was used.
Filed under: not just a composer.
George Gershwin. Self-portrait.
Self-portrait by Darius Milhaud, owned by Dave and Iola Brubeck. Great story at The Rest Is Noise: Milhaud comes home. Brubeck named his oldest son Darius, by the way.
1-Bit Symphony. “1-Bit Symphony is not a recording in the traditional sense; it literally "performs” its music live when turned on.“ This is brilliant. (via)
Daybreak in Hoisen near Gmunden by Arnold Schoenberg. Looks like they had a rough weekend. That’s one of many of Arnold Schoenberg’s Paintings and Drawings.
Study for Metastaseis, c. 1953. Iannis Xenakis Archives, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris. One of the pieces in Iannis Xenakis: Composer, Architect, Visionary, an exhibition at The Drawing Center. (via)