LITERATURE , MUSIC & ART
Riga Ostvald Secondary School
Water is life. Literature – image and reflection of life.
L. N. Tolstoy used the image of the river for
Human being are like rivers – the water in all of
them, and at every point, is the same, and
each of them is narrow at one point and
swift of other, wide at some points, calm at
other, clear at some points, cold at other,
muddy at some points,warm at other. And so it
is with humanning. Every man bears within him
the germs of every human quality.
Russian literature in the way of the see associated with freedom.
To the Sea.
Farewell, free element, o Sea!
For one last time I watch your tide
Roll azure waves in front of me
And shine in beauty full of priede.
„Music, like the rain, drop by drop seeps into the heart animates it.”
Georg Frideric Handl’s
„Water Music” (1717 yr.)
Orchestral suite that was written for the
King of England. Water is also the
subject of poetry found around the
world. Music intended for performance
during swimming royal cortege on the
Admining the beauty of nature P.I.Tshaikovsky
gave his mood music.
June from The Seasons by Tshaikovsky.
A barcarolle is a folk song sung by
A „Barcarolle” is characterized by a
rhythm reminisent of the gondoljer’s
stroke. Gently rocking music.
Wigyle it accompanies all „Barcarolle”.
Water is a mirror, reflecting our lives.
Art is a mirror, but it does not reflect the life, and the spectator.
Studies of water passing obstacles
Old Man with Water Studies.
Drawings by the great
Renaissance painter and
inventor Leonardo da Vinci
give us a sense of water’s
movement and dynamic
I.Levitan „Spring Flood”.
But the waters of spring are rising
Flooding the sleeping earth,
Sparkling beneath the sky.
Water is the most unexplored element in the art. Water
represents mystery, unique appearance of nature. The
art can be created from water.
Water has no taste, no color, no odor; it cannot be
defined, art relished while ever mysterious. Not
necessary to life, but rather life itself. It fills us with
gratification that exceeds the delight of the senses.
ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPERY