Schoenberg Spielt Karten


Arnold Schoenberg, Designs for Playing Cards, 1909

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2 Responses to “Schoenberg Spielt Karten”

  1. Ariane Says:

    Could some one explain these? How do 15 cards explain 12-tone music?

    • Dylan Thomas Hayden Says:

      Ha! Good question. The cards are nothing to do with Schoenberg’s dodecaphonic method, which he hadn’t yet invented in 1909 when he painted these cards. I think he was just having fun.

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