Phrygian Fire and Depth, 5 x 7", watercolor/Neocolor II
Continuing with my exploration of musical modes (please see my previous post, In the Dorian Wood, January 23, 2015), the painting above illustrates the mood evoked in me by the Phrygian mode. The underlying feeling for me is one of passion. Luther's hymn tune, Aus Tiefer Not plumbs the depth of this mode. I can also envision a tango dancer in red when I hear this mode which straddles a major/minor presence.