I'm impressed with any artist who can combine images and music in a way that they complement each other -- live or recorded.
Spanish computer-graphics artist Alex Roman has been posting his highly polished work to Vimeo. This month, he uploaded a gorgeous short film, The Third & The Seventh, which animates still photography. Roman is responsible for everything you see and hear.
The title of Roman's film is inspired by German philosopher G.W.F. Hegel's Lectures on Aesthetics. Here is all you need to know, thanks to concise-minded, clear-headed contributor, Stephen Houlgate, of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, who has magically boiled Hegel's complex thinking down to this pertinent paragraph:
The principal aim of art is not, therefore, to imitate nature, to decorate our surroundings, to prompt us to engage in moral or political action, or to shock us out of our complacency. It is to allow us to contemplate and enjoy created images of our own spiritual freedom—images that are beautiful precisely because they give expression to our freedom. Art's purpose, in other words, is to enable us to bring to mind the truth about ourselves, and so to become aware of who we truly are. Art is there not just for art's sake, but for beauty's sake, that is, for the sake of a distinctively sensuous form of human self-expression and self-understanding.
Now to The Third & The Seventh, a beautiful, meditative, Sunday moment.