Painting Mozart

Helloooo friends! Greetings from a dreary, rainy, thundery NYC. I don’t know if “thundery” is a word, but it should be. I was awakened from sleep this morning by some ominous rumbling and cracking. Kinda scary! Part of me relates to dogs who crawl into closets or under beds when they hear thunder 😮

It may be a stormy Monday, but it’s still Music Monday here on Museworthy. I found a wonderful video to share. It was uploaded on YouTube by Paul Barton, a pianist, artist, and animal lover living in Thailand.  He juxtaposed himself playing Mozart’s Sonata in C with him painting a large oil portrait of old Wolfgang. It’s really cool to watch. I’ve embedded the video here, but you might want to watch it on the YouTube page and click on the “Show More” button. There, Paul generously provides a lot of information about his process and inspiration, which further enhances the enjoyment of this delightful video.

6 thoughts on “Painting Mozart

  1. violinhunter says:

    Mozart and his famous red coat. Congratulations to Mr Barton – this is truly excellent and, of course, fascinating. Isn’t it amazing how it was that he finished the music and painting at the same time? 🙂 This reminds me of another classical musician who also played and painted professionally – Emanuel Vardi. Thanks for posting this – now I have another YouTube friend.

    • artmodel says:


      I thought you would enjoy this video 🙂

      I didn’t know Vardi was a also a painter. Interesting!
      Thanks for your comments.


  2. Derek says:

    I love Mozart’s ,music can you believe he was 35 when he died. I always wonder how people how mozart looks like since he has been deceased for more than 200 years ago and there was hardly any photographs that existed since there only paintings available.

    • artmodel says:


      Before photographers, there were painters. Lucky for us that they captured the likenesses of so many famous figures. We wouldn’t know what anyone looked like if it weren’t for them!

      Thanks for your comments.


  3. Mariana says:

    Seu blog é incrível! Sou brasileira, conheci seus posts hoje mas estou fascinada. Serei uma leitora diária! Obrigada!!! Mariana C.

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