The 'tie' between music and Jack Bush

The 'tie' between music and Jack Bush

Jack Bush loved painting to music, especially jazz and classical.    I'm not going to try and define what he was thinking or feeling when he painted, I'm enjoying researching what he listened to and the end result.   I've been using my personal favourite paintings on JACK products.  I find I'm drawn to Jack's paintings with musical titles and have gone the extra step in finding the specific song he was painting; that's how I think of his work, he was painting the song.  

loveJACK has developed five men's hand made silk ties.  Two of the ties come from Bush paintings with musical titles and one is a musical term.  Many of his paintings were entitled song names or given a musical term for it's title.  I thought I would share two of the songs that inspired these two Bush paintings.  

Passe Pied

Bush loved Claude Debussy.  Passepied is the fourth movement of Debussy's 'Suite bergamasque' (1890-1905).  

"The Suite Bergamasque by Claude Debussy is a suite for piano in several movements. Although it was written in 1890, the work was not published until 1905, despite the fact that its author tried not to see the light, because he believed that this work of youth was well below the level of his most modern compositions. The Suite takes its name from the masks of the Commedia dell'Arte of Bergamo and is inspired by the Fêtes galantes of Verlaine."

From one genre to the next.

 

Basie Blues

Bush loved jazz and was a big fan of Count Basie.  I found the original recording of 'Basie Blues' by The Count Basie Orchestra. 

I feel there's a connection and wonderment added to our JACK line when we have an awareness of what Jack Bush enjoyed when he was painting.

Our new line of ties will be available online in June.   Stay tuned.......

 

1 comment

Samara Paleczny

Samara Paleczny

I love this post! I teach gr 9-12 visual art and I will work this in to a watercolour unit in which students paint based on a musical composition they have created themselves in GarageBand. We look at Kandinsky’s artistic inspiration from music. We’’ll take a look at Jack Bush this year as well!

I love this post! I teach gr 9-12 visual art and I will work this in to a watercolour unit in which students paint based on a musical composition they have created themselves in GarageBand. We look at Kandinsky’s artistic inspiration from music. We’’ll take a look at Jack Bush this year as well!

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