For some artists, the whole experience of art creation is much like playing a piece of music.
For artists with synesthesia, they can see a certain colour in response to a certain sound. They paint or draw what they hear, and listening to music helps drive their creative process.
Wassily Kandinsky is one of the more famous abstract painters that had the ability to hear colour. His paintings were all about his experience of seeing music in colour, line and form. To him, certain tones were represented by specific colours. As stated in the painter of sound and vision,
“He believed shades resonated with each other to produce visual 'chords' and had an influence on the soul”.
How do you hear this art if you are not a synesthete?
“every colour has a different vibration, meaning different paintings, images or even faces have a different note or sound.”