Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts

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Ernestine Tahedl ROMANTICISM

Thu, Oct 5, 201710:00 am
Fri, Oct 6, 201710:00 am
Mon, Oct 9, 201710:00 am
Tue, Oct 10, 201710:00 am
Wed, Oct 11, 201710:00 am
Thu, Oct 12, 201710:00 am
Fri, Oct 13, 201710:00 am
Mon, Oct 16, 201710:00 am
Tue, Oct 17, 201710:00 am
Wed, Oct 18, 201710:00 am
Thu, Oct 19, 201710:00 am
Fri, Oct 20, 201710:00 am
Doors open
Exhibit open from 10am-4 pm
Art & Media Lab at The Isabel
Art and Media Lab

Art & Music

Come and witness an astonishing burst of colour with the paintings of Austrian-Canadian artist Ernestine Tahedl, whose art is inspired by the composers of the romantic era including Franz Schubert, Franz Liszt, and Johannes Brahms. Her colours appear to explode, recreating the sounds and chords of the music she hears. Through her art, Ernestine Tahedl visualizes sounds and the emotions triggered by the music, with colours and sound forming a new unity.

An Artist Statement—Ernestine Tahedl

For me, the Series comes close to a musical experience and was painted and inspired while listening to classical music reflected in the titles of the works. I feel these painting are a more direct, human and spiritual expression without confinement of the motif or formal restriction; yet still consist of all those elements that I have explored in my work over the years. I hope that spirituality and serenity are integral to my work. Colour and light are factors that guide my work; colour to me is light.

“All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music.” – WALTER PATER (1839-1894)

About Ernestine Tahedl

Austrian-Canadian artist Ernestine Tahedl received a Master’s Degree in graphic art from the Vienna Academy of Applied Arts. Following graduation, she collaborated with her father, Professor Heinrich Tahedl, in stained glass artist commissions until she immigrated to Canada. Her work is represented in public, private, and corporate collections and galleries in Canada, the United States, France, Switzerland, Austria, and Japan. She is an elected member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, and is the recipient of many national and international awards. The works displayed in this exhibit are acrylic on canvas.