This is the Final Image of Blue Rondo á La Turk. These 8 canvases, that make up this work, contain a piece of the music, that when arranged, as you see in the images above, produce the flow that is Blue Rondo. This sectioning of the music gives me more creative options, enhancing the overall look and emotional impact to a greater extent than canvas based on one look. Each piece can stand out, but still remain part of an even greater whole. A universal theme, I do believe.
In the past the look of an artwork was fairly consistent even across multiple canvases. For examples take a look at Thunder Road, Hallelujah, or Body and Soul, all from 2011. This trend continued through 2012 with Four Seasons Autumn Allegro, completed in December and pictured on the main page of the website. This pieces look of Blue Rondo first showed up in early march, of this year, with The Pretender. That trend showed its strength with 2012 Christmas painting, Let It Snow.
Take a look at the only other Dave Brubeck piece, Take Five, from March of 2006, and you will see how far this art has changed. What a different 7 years can make. According to the words of Robert Frank, a photographer must have both a sense of Purpose and a sense of Passion. I cannot help but think that is the same philosophy that drives every creative person and what pushes this art. Everyday, I interact with people who have purpose but no passion, and regrettable that has become a learned and a reinforced behavior, in today’s disposable work place.
Scott Von Holzen