Painted Ways of Jazz

same song, new interpretation, abstract and back

All That Jazz - Digital Painting - 2006 - Dan Beck

All That Jazz – digital painting / art prints – 2006 – Dan Beck

Though in some ways, this is the same type of piece as Jazz 1 – perhaps even just a different version of the same piece. It is conceptually the same thing – an abstract collage of instruments – a hand or two playing and a backdrop with the energy of jazz itself.

In another way, it is appropriate to be so much the same – since jazz is frequently about playing the same music in new ways – making it a new piece each time – if successful.

This piece is more sophisticated in its use of texture and digital painting technique, but it also has a nice balance between abstract and representation – again almost like jazz itself – coming back to the melody and tone centers no matter how abstract it tends to get.

For art prints for the above digital painting, All That Jazz, please email specialorders@outhousestudios.net.

See Also

  • Minimalist Jazz
    another new digital painting in this genre by Dan Beck
  • Jazz – Wikipedia
    good discussion of origins and history or jazz itself
  • JSO – Review
    Review had me chuckling and shaking my head – quite the name to this publication – Jackson Citizen Patriot – to top it off – plus reviewed program named “All that Jazz”

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