The Chinese artist DU Kun
has long retained a respect for music. A musician of himself,
the Beijing-based painter was able to capture the aura like no one, from the rock stars who inspired Kun in a series of paintings To the oil titled "Revels of the Rock Gods".
Each oil painting represents the face of a musician as if it were a temple built in devotion to a god and borrows elements of Buddhist and Confucian architecture. The eyes are depicted as windows, tree branches or waterfalls like loose hair, and the surface of the skin like ornate wooden facades gold-plated.
You can explore close-up details plus an archive of Kun’s work on his website