Charles Yang Violinist, Musician
Well, I think visuals do more [for me], rather than literature -- like paintings and just what I see…. When I see something, it sets me in a mood. If I go to my instrument, I can portray that mood. You give me a painting of an old man in a boat in the ocean; I'll probably write something that day after seeing it that’s probably very melancholy or calm. I probably wouldn't write something furious or uplifting. Visuals do a lot to me, even architecture outside or nature. But literature? Maybe that'll come one day.
Hilda Huang Bach Enthusiast, Musician
I'm not a big "go to the museum and look at art" kind of person. But art in terms of painting, in terms of dance, music, this is all art. Literature, all art. Because it's just a different form of expression. Music is only one form of art because it deals with the sound. So now we have to deal with the physical, the visual, and obviously the mental, although I really don't know what the mental form of art would be. Painting, I think, is something that I've been always very interested in, but I won't go see other people's paintings just because.
Like music, painting has inspired me because it's something that's so open-ended and that you can do anything with it. It's completely up to you.
And probably because of my physical background -- I used to be very, very much into sports -- I do love watching dance and ballet because yes, it's very pretty, but it's just like music. The work that you put into perfecting these dances, these poses, is another form of devoting yourself completely to something that you really love.
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