Musicality, Metaphor, & Metonymy (paintings)

My paintings are influenced by a number of eras in art history; the Dutch Baroque painters (Hals, Heda and Rembrandt), the Mannerists (Tintoretto and Veronese), with the emotional punch of the Expressionists (Kollwitz and Beckmann).

To give some clarity in terms that have influenced this body of work and the sculptures of the same name:  

•    Metaphor (noun):  1.  A figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance, as in “A mighty fortress is our God.” 2.  Something used, or regarded as being used, to represent something else; emblem; symbol.
•    Metonymy (noun): A figure of speech that consists of the use of the name of one object or concept for that of another to which it is related, or of which it is part, as "scepter" for "sovereignty," or "the bottle" for "strong drink," or "count heads (or noses)" for "count people."
•     Musicality (noun):  The quality of resembling music; being melodious; harmonious.