author update (1-22-2017): Blogger Eli has an original art painting called Jazz – here
For Day #32 – we have a Jazz print – this was a mass-produced print on a cheap (plastic-like) canvas at a local store. (Linking to Jennifer’s Color Your World – Fuzzy Wuzzy Brown challenge.)
Can you feel a bit of rhythm from the layers in this piece. The smoky environment is felt and the music is literally in the air. The line sections and squares allow us to feel the stage with a club vibe.
Principles of Design:
“Rhythm is created when one or more elements of design are used repeatedly to create a feeling of organized movement. Rhythm creates a mood like music or dancing. To keep rhythm exciting and active, variety is essential.”
Repetition of elements of design creates unity within the work of art and variety refers to the use of several elements of design to hold the viewer’s attention and to guide the viewer’s eye.”
If you are looking for an easy art project, make a collage.
Cut out images from a magazine, use an old card, or print some pictures. Using squares you can show layers or sections around a subject and then create a mood to go with it. Be sure to use variety and repetition to make the piece come alive.
Did you notice the “3 Deuces” in the painting (upper left)? This refers to the NYC 3 Deuces Jazz club on 52nd street.
This led to me thinking about a time when we discussed what a “deuce” was after listening to the song Blinded by the Light with the line: “Blinded by the light, revved up like a deuce…”
Have you ever had this discussion?
We always thought of a deuce as a “two” in a deck of cards, i.e. deuces wild….
Well the “blog critics” had some interesting thoughts about deuces relating to the song:
“Probably the most misheard lyric of all-time comes from the chorus of the song “Blinded by the Light,” popularized in 1976 by Manfred Mann’s Earth Band. We hear: “Blinded by the light, wrapped up like a douche into the rotor in the night.” Obviously, it’s the use of the word douche that catches everyone’s attention. How does a douche get wrapped up, you wonder, and what’s it doing inside a rotor?
Ah, but here’s the rub. The lyric is actually written: “Blinded by the light, revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night.” Believe it or not, Deuce is actually ‘60s slang for a 1932 Ford, or a “deuce coupe,” which explains why it can be revved up and run. Even more unbelievable, however, is the fact that this infamous lyric was actually penned by none other than Bruce Springsteen and performed on his debut album, Greetings From Asbury Park. Of course, the Boss probably had a curious reaction the first time he heard his deuce coupe suddenly transformed into a feminine hygiene product.”
Read more at: http://blogcritics.org/q-blinded-by-the-light-revved/
In closing – here is a photo from an enjoyable jazz night we had out with the Pearce’s one hot summer night. We went to watch a friend play his sax and there were different musicians coming and going – this young college kid jammed….
I am not a huge jazz fan, but I do appreciate it – especially live.
If you want a nice regular dose of jazz, check out the “jazz you too” jazz music blog HERE.
see you tomorrow