Monday, December 2, 2013
I had home sickness for more than 20 years for my country Hungary,
and my beloved city BUDAPEST
Now I have in my heart Two country's
Hungarians love FREEDOM,
in history many times had to fight for it.
Most Hungarians have passionate , loving spirits.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
"WE CANNOT IMITATE THE CREATION OF A PAST PERIOD, WE HAVE DIFFERENT POINT OF VIEWS, THOUGHTS, TOOLS" Augste Renoir
Monday, February 24/ 2014
http://youtu.be/-yGzl3aZLzQ Introduction by Susan Dobay
http://youtu.be/HGFTQBJX6XA La Traviata
http://youtu.be/-IHDZsLzdpA Madama Butterfly
http://youtu.be/XU8y7lKL5E4 Magyar Requiem
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
In the 1960's I was inspired to paint while listening to music, mostly operas. I was deeply touched by the spiritual search in each of the opera stories-stories which were heightened through music.
I was young biologically, but fortunately I always had a conviction that we are more than our physical bodies.
40 years have passed and technology has grown into a tremendous power. The computer can be used to help us evolve to a higher awareness level.
But we have to be careful not to be used by it, like with any other technical tools. Technology and technique should serve us and not vice versa.
I believe in the power of the positive spirit. With the help of technology I am able to take those paintings which I created 40 years ago and RECREATE them to a higher and even more spiritual level.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
"Congratulation from the bottom of my heart, to the idea and to the execution.
Your visual-music is truly COMPLETE ART. The colors, rhythm, impetus etc. the tools of visual art practically instruct music and simultaneously mold it to a certain "Color-theatre" language. "
Adrienne Darvay Nagy
theatre writer, researcher, historian
"I am as much impressed as humbled by this unforgettable experience. What a wonderful synergy between the music and the visuals, both profoundly touching, deeply meaningful and dramatic. I had to watch it again and again to discover each time new hidden treasures of this work. Thank you Susan and Judith. What a great way to unite your talents and your love for our motherland
Ildy Lee, Author - Composer - Singer- President of the American Institute of Fine Arts.
VISUAL INTERPRETATION by Susan Dobay COMPOSER Judit P Neszlenyi
Judith Neszlenyi and Susan Dobay both have similar background and roots. Both were born in Hungary and immigrated to the USA after the Hungarian uprising in 1956.
This time while listening to the Magyar Requiem I realized thorough my subconscious that many of my paintings have some of the Hungarian characteristics and mood. Through the Magyar Requiem's beautiful music some of my 50 years of artwork comes alive , almost like a retrospective exhibit.
A DVD of the MAGYAR REQUIEM IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUIEST.
Friday, June 28, 2013
The birth of the VISUAL INTERPRETATION OF MUSIC
With my recent Musical Series I listen to the music and feed into the computer those images that I painted in the 70's. I integrate images from the original painting while receiving instant-to-instant emotional impacts from the music, such as sorrow, happiness , passion, bewilderment, and tragedy ( for example, Madama Butterfly committing suicide)
The Images and music are integrated in the computer to create a film. With the integration's procedure I am able to capture different variations and moods while being careful to keep the harmony and balance between each individual image.
To accomplish this unique effect with the conventional traditional technique is impossible. To the best of my knowledge I haven't seen this procedure, which to me is very new and exciting.
In painting if we use and add the advantages of what this new technique is able to provide, we can
evolve to a more enjoyable higher spiritual level.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Visual Interpretation of music : Susan Dobay
Explores the consequences of obsessive devotion. Pincerton, a U.S. Navy officer in Japan, contracts what he considers a temporary marriage to Cio-Cio-San, called Butterfly who renounces religion and family in her adoration for him. When Pincerton leaves for America Butterfly ignores warning of his unfaithfulness and awaits his return. She is shattered when Pinkerton returns with an American wife.
Butterfly ends her unbearable misery with her father's sword.
Congratulations on Madama Butterfly!
"Puccini is one of my favorite composers who knew human passions and expressed them well.
You give back magnificently these passions with colors.
By alternating the flags beyond the butterfly, you showed amazingly the meetings of cultures. We have seen the butterflies and knives in earlier works, but here they have a decisive prominent part as the play of occurrence."
Kurti Katalin, Art historian
You combined the East with West in a dreamy pastel, which is still very dramatic and gives back the bloody ending through a soft veil. Your colors always enchanted me with there vibrancy, and yet 'unassuming' in a way that nothing is harsh, nothing interferes with the soft and dramatic music.
Very lovely, enjoyable artwork in a different, portrayal sense and style.
Congratulations! Lovely, your earmark has on it!
Judith P. Neszlenyi , Composer , Pianist
Monday, April 1, 2013
Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center
Lynn Vartan's solo recital
She will be performing repertoire from her new solo album.
Lynn has been collaborating with visual artists:
Jeff Hansen: Sense and Innocence
Susan Dobay : Toccata
The concert starts at 9pm at 681 Venice Blvd. Venice, CA
There will also be a poetry reading before the concert, at 7:30pm
Sunday, February 10, 2013
It was so much joy to have a receptive audience at the Altadena Library.
" Susan, Congratulations and best wishes for your remarkable achievements in the field of classical art,
in paintings with different media.
Your expressions and combinations of colors are uniquely fresh and shows an individual inimitable style and imagination. Brilliant."
Judith Nesleny, pianist
Pauli Dutton introducing artist Susan Dobay
Dialog with Principal Librarian Pauli Dutton
Listenig to the documentary/intrview Film with interviewer Lance Mungia
Tina Walin who hang the artwork for this exhibit
also took some of the photos this afternoon.
Endre Dobay husband and partner of Susan Dobay at Scenic Drive Gallery talking with the audience