The Great (Heroes) Gate of Kiev was inspired by Hartman’s project of a commemorative building devoted to Tzar Alexander II’s escape from an assassination attempt in 1866.
Lisa Sears, Walking Through a Piano Composition, Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 18
This painting is informed by Promenade as well as The Great Gate of Kiev and is a response to the lighter themes in the composition. I let impressions from Baba Yaga's hen's legs, baby chicks hatching, the grand and impressive architecture of Russia and the tone of the Promenade blend together. The building is open and vague to invite viewers to visually explore it, much as they might meander through an art gallery. Although the colors are mainly bright, I limited the range to focus back to the music, with its recurring themes.
Ron LeBrasseur, Gallery Walk, Felt Tip Drawing with Digital Enhancement, 11 x 14
The music was playing constantly while I imagined the composer writing the piece to remember his artist friend. I tried to make the cartoon pictures appeal from a point of view of one nostalgic for pop culture art from the '70s and '80s.