Article http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/jhass.2024.03.004

The “Representation” and “Music Image” in the Aesthetic Image of Music and Their Limitations


Xin Sun

School of Music, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China.

*Corresponding author: Xin Sun

Published: April 16,2024


The creation process of the aesthetic image of music involves the "meaning" that the subject expresses through its subjective initiative and the "image" that the object embodies in the subject's consciousness. Music relies on the sounds produced by musical instruments with a specific organizational structure to convey emotions and meanings, thereby stimulating people's imagination. The condensation of imagery is most prominent in music. First of all, it is the material that constitutes music that determines the ideality of aesthetic consciousness. The starting point of literary appreciation is the image organized in grammatical relations, and language serves as the "bridge" connecting the starting point to the formation of concepts. Music, on the other hand, begins with the sound of a specific organizational structure as the basis for appreciation activities and directly conveys emotions through the unique medium of sound. The art of music involves the fusion of "meaning" and "image". The "image" is embedded in the "musical image", representing the external world, human perception, and emotions, all interconnected in a meaningful way. When their modes of action reach the same structure, aesthetic experience emerges.


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How to cite this paper

The "Representation" and "Music Image" in the Aesthetic Image of Music and Their Limitations

How to cite this paper: Xin Sun. (2024) The “Representation” and “Music Image” in the Aesthetic Image of Music and Their Limitations. Journal of Humanities, Arts and Social Science8(3), 574-577.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/jhass.2024.03.004