Musical Euphoria 

Music is a mysterious force that brings out a mix of emotions and feelings from us yet we have no way of explaining why it has such control over us. 

What is an instrumentalist without their instrument? We use a device as out medium to express feelings through sound that cannot be communicated through conventional means. Maybe a photo at first glimpse, a cold saxophone on a collard white shirt achieved by oil on canvas. Hues stick to shades of blue, grey, and silver against soft white distinguishes the metal of this saxophone.
The dark warm colors set the mood of a late night jazz scene. The music is loud but not loud to the point where you cant hold a conversation with the person across the table from you. The Jazz Musicians depicts a jazz band performing at a nightclub or concert hall. The basic configuration of a jazz band can be appreciated: one trombone player, one double-bass player a piano player, a clarinet player and probably a drummer. The proportion between the musicians creates an interesting space where the entire band seems to be compressed in a small stage.
Jazz II depicts three saxophone players performing with soulful expression. They are dressed with suits as normally professional jazz performers are. Two musicians are standing and the third musician is facing to the opposite side. Straight vertical lines illustrate the musicians and some curved lines illustrate the instruments. The artist used mostly different values and intensity of blue, some red, green and yellow.
Honoring the 5th anniversary of Oscar Peterson, Gene Pendon created a 950 foot mural. Located at 847 Elgin Terr, Montreal, Canada; the mural was created out of spray paint. The funky style and the cool colors truly represent the style of music he was playing, which was more type of Blues.
This image is a mess of colors and lines with no apparent subject or focal point. There are black lines and splotches of color all over the canvas. Kandinsky would paint in response to music and paint what he felt through the music, a truly abstract form of expression. In this image black lines seem to dance across the top of the canvas, suggesting movement and rhythm. The black lines at the lower left corner are repetitious and recede towards the center of the canvas as if the brushstrokes started off of the page. The brushstrokes are not well defined, so the lines delineate any forms. It honestly looks like a watercolor artist accidentally bumped over their washing water cup, spilling the contents in splotches of color all over.
Benny Goodman depicts the legendary jazz musician Benny Goodman; also know as The King of Swing, playing the clarinet. Goodman was one of the biggest jazz musicians and bandleaders of the last century, especially during the 1940’s. The environment around Goodman is not clear, which bring the whole attention to the musician’s figure.
This artwork depicts a man playing a piano with a soulful expression in his face. A man playing the piano is very common in blues and jazz performances. In the middle – right part of the painting we have some abstract symbols representing musical notes. The artists used diagonal lines to illustrate the musician. A combination of thin and thick black lines is used to represent the shape of the character.
Rural Musicians depicts a rural band performing around a table. In the beginning of the 20th century this rural performances marked the beginning of jazz and blues, inspiring the creation of new modern genres. Only thick black lines illustrate the musicians. The drawing was done using only black ink on a light brown paper
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