Inspiration can come in many forms, from literature, nature, world events and the visual arts. This week on Exploring Music, it’s the pictures that inspired the music from Renaissance masters to modernists. Below are some of the paintings that we’ll “hear” this week at 7pm. (Image above: Isle of the Dead, 1886, Arnold Böcklin)

Daniel Gilliam is weekday afternoon host (1-3pm) on 90.5 WUOL, and director of radio for Louisville Public Media.