Colors of Jazz - LaDia campbell

This art gallery includes art paintings that incorporate jazz music, instruments, and singers. All of these images use multiple vibrant and bright colors that represent the fun energy of jazz music. This gallery will explore how color can tell stories and bring paintings to life while giving them realistic meaning and messages.

This art piece represents a time in South Central, Los Angeles when people needed hope in a hopeless time. In the 1940s racism led to events such as the zoot suit riots and a four hour shootout between the Black Panthers and the LAPD. This image represents hopes for better times in future generations of minorities. The older generation in the left is painted in dull colors. From a trumpet, a rainbow of hope travels to the right, where a young girl reads and prepares to break down the barriers that held her ancestors back. This is represented in bright vibrant colors. The sky is no longer gray as seen on the left, but it is now vibrantly blue.
Winter Jazz is painted on a white wall which is provides the background of snow. The scarf that the young boy is wearing has a dark red color close to his neck and slow fades to orange. I think this fade represents the warmth around his face and the cold crisp breeze that the scarf is blowing in. The boy's face is painted green at the top as he forcefully blows into his trumpet.
This oil painting on masonite board is an image of musicians playing jazz music. The point of view is of someone standing on the front side of the band. The colors used in this painting give the room a dark and mellow atmosphere as one might would see at a jazz show. The artist used black to add separation between the audience and the stage. The shadows on the band's faces are also brought to life using black.The trombone, which plays a large role in most jazz bands, was brought to life and stand out in a bright gold color.
Maxwell Taylor used oil paint on a masonite canvas. He brilliantly incorporated shapes to make up the musician's suits. The colors represent the vibrant and fun nature of jazz music. The bright blue color of each suit fades to a dark navy blue on the edges and creases of each suit. Being born in the Bahamas, Maxwell Taylor's use of bright colors gives this painting high energy that is representative of the energy felt in the Bahamas.
This painting is a mural of jazz musician, Joe Daley playing the tuba. The image is painted on the side of a building. The artist, Primo, used a beautiful blue and purple color that represents the lighting at a show. The colors beautifully complement the musician's face. There is also one light being portrayed using white, over the musician's shoulder.
This image tells the story of an African American woman's journey to becoming a poet. The image starts in Africa as the woman plays what seems to be a guitar. In the middle of the image is a jazz musician playing a saxophone. The bright colors are very entertaining just as music is to a poet.
This is a mural painting of jazz pianist Oscar Peterson. The painting is painted on the side of a building in Montreal and is 950 square feet. At the top of the painting is a black and white image of a city. The black and white represent his past journey. As his journey comes to present day, The colors become more lively in black, purple, blue, and green. These colors also give the visualization of night time.
This painting is of an African American jazz band show in New York. The artist, Edward Burra, used very dull colors that portray the time period in which this image was painted. The brown and red colors in the wooden architecture gives the wood a very realistic look. The black and white tuxedos also give a realistic look at how jazz bands would dress during that time.
This artwork is a large mural of singer, Alys Robi. She is painted in a glowing blue color that represents Blue Note Jazz and her Québécois heritage. The black and gray maze consists of yellow and other colored objects that represent different elements and times throughout Alys Robi 's life.
This 1960s painting is of the King of Swing, Benny Goodman. The thing that stands out the most is how the artist blended Benny Goodman's black suit into the black background of the image. This image is brought to life using light brown highlights that are smeared throughout the entire image.
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