Saturday, March 29, 2014
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Artist Msani takes us deeper into the background of his series "All That Jazz". Capturing the spirit of New Orleans, Msani uses a vibrant repertoire and various media to bring the traditional jazz scene of New Orleans to life!
7"x 9" (w/frame)
The lamp-post is central to Msani's various renditions of "All That Jazz". The lamp-post is the brightest focal-point of the painting and is one of the principal parts of the pieces. The lamp-post fosters the energy and dynamism of the sun to the jazz scene that Msani presents us with.
In some variations of "All That Jazz", Msani has chosen to paint a variation of the series without the presence of people, but rather elevating the animal kingdom as being worthy of portraiture.
6" x 16"
The musician is an iconographic image of the city of New Orleans, and Msani captures the essence of the musicians with his spirited and energetic brushstrokes. The "cool-blue" palette of the piece captures the nature of "cool-jazz".
Texture plays a key role in Msani's paintings, and it adds a third dimension to the paintings that already spring forth with life.
11" x 14"
17" x 14"
In this version of "All That Jazz", Msani personifies the lamp-post as the sun, being a key element in the painting as the light radiates and reaches each figure in the painting, as if giving energy and life to the musicians.
18" x 24"
Msani himself, as he playfully presents us with Paris!
8" x 16"