Painted Music

There are at least three great orchestral suites inspired by paintings - and I have a candidate for a fourth.

The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli

The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli

Trittico Botticelliano [Three Botticelli Pictures], by Ottorino Respighi 




Isenheim Altarpiece by Matthias Grünewald

Isenheim Altarpiece by Matthias Grünewald


Mathis der Maler [Mathis the Painter]
, by Paul Hindemith






Exaltation of the Cross by Piero della Francesco

Exaltation of the Cross by Piero della Francesco

Frescoes of Piero della Francesca, by Bohuslav Martinu


Now, who is going to write some music for these
beauties by Dutch artist Joachim Wtewael?