The Sound of Pictures (Drawings)

Pictorial art is often said to be spatial and non-temporal, whereas music is said to be temporal and non-spatial. However our experiences of pictures are often expressed in non-spatial terms: lyrical/clamorous (auditory), jagged/smooth (haptic), tense/relaxed (proprioceptive). This suggests that our perception and appreciation of art in its various forms are cross-modal, not limited to a particular sense.

“All these elements [of painting, sculpture, architecture, music and poetry] demand to be similarly sifted and summarily juxtaposed, with reference to their external and internal qualities, which I call ‘sounds.'” (Kandinsky, Point and Line to Plane.)