Today, me and a friend (composer) were talking about how as a composer it is possible to put different types of glasses. This was a metaphor that my friend used to said that it is possible for a composer look at different types of music and use its techniques and knowledge to create a new composition. In a way, this is what I am researching.
My friend, referred a painting by Francis Bacon called Study of a Self-Portrait - Triptych, 1985-86 where the author started to make a self-portrait because his friends, people whom he was used to make portraits, died. This tragic event made the author made a self-portrait painting him self with the glasses on of what happened in his life.