Saturday, August 22, 2009

Sound and Vision - Bouguereau and Scott Walker



Pieta, Adolphe-William Bouguereau

A few weeks ago I posted a Squarepusher track along with a Tchelitchew painting, and since then I've been thinking of other songs and paintings that go together. Bouguereau's "Pieta" is one of the most intense paintings I've ever seen in person. "Farmer in the City" is from Scott Walker's 1995 album, Tilt. The lyrics are from Pier Paolo Pasolini's poem, "Una tanti dialoghi" ("One of the many epilogues").

Farmer in the City by Scott Walker on Grooveshark

2 comments:

Debbie said...

perfect pairing of music and art. perfect

carolineadelaide said...

jeff! i just wanted to say hi. i check your blog every so often, and you've always got something interesting. like this. thanks for posting.

hope you're well!

caroline s