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Chaconne
Painting made in 2022
180 cm X 210 cm
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£58,000
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Artist
Geoff Uglow
Title
Chaconne
Dimensions
180 cm X 210 cm
Year made
2022
Material
Oil on linen
Description
Circle of fifths – Chaconne<br />
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A chaconne is a type of musical composition often used as a vehicle for variation on a repeated short harmonic progression, often involving a fairly short repetitive bass-line which offers a compositional outline for variation, decoration, figuration and melodic invention. It originates and was particularly popular in the Baroque era; a large number of Chaconnes exist from the 17th-and 18th-centuries. The ground bass, if there is one, may typically descend stepwise from the tonic to the dominant pitch of the scale; the harmonies given to the upper parts may emphasise the circle of fifths or a derivative pattern thereof.<br />…

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