Wassily Kandinsky, 1911
Most certainly since the Romantics began to compose programmatic music, there has been a close tie between visual art and music. Perhaps the most famous example is the set of piano pieces Pictures at an Exhibition
by Modest Mussorgsky. It only follows then that organists would then be asked or inspired to improvise music based upon a painting.
Promenade: a Musical Procession Through Paintings
Jean-Baptiste Dupont – improvisation on the paintings of M.K.Churlionis
Vidas Pinkevicius – Painting: Pieta
Vidas Pinkevicius – Painting: Sleeping Beauty