About this artwork

One of a series of five paintings inspired by the Miles Davis Album 'Sketches of Spain'.

From his autobiography:
"The Black Moors were over there in Spain because Africans had conquered Spain a long time ago. In the Andalusian area you have a lot of African influence in the music, the architecture and in the whole culture and a lot of blood in the people. So you had a Black African thing up in the feeling of the music in the bag pipes and trumpets and drums."

I have tried to echo the "metaphysical balance to the epic opening piece, where Solea picks up the melodic slices scattered through the short middle tracks and condenses them into sharp, incisive notes sprayed onto an infinitely spacey canvas" (quote from album cover).

'Soleares' is one of the most basic forms or palos of Flamenco music, probably originated around Cádiz or Seville in Andalusia, the most southern region of Spain. It is usually accompanied by one guitar only. When singers sing soleá, as with most palos, they normally choose different "coplas" (stanzas), with different melody, and combine them according to the inspiration of the moment or to a previous plan. Even if the singer has a previous plan, it is often altered on the spur of the moment. These stanzas are independent in subject matter from one another.

Solea (inspired by Miles Davis)

Painting
Acrylic on canvas
60 x 92 x 0 cm
€1,600
Ships in a cardboard box and ready to hang from Spain. Credit card, bank transfer and PayPal accepted.

About this artwork

One of a series of five paintings inspired by the Miles Davis Album 'Sketches of Spain'.

From his autobiography:
"The Black Moors were over there in Spain because Africans had conquered Spain a long time ago. In the Andalusian area you have a lot of African influence in the music, the architecture and in the whole culture and a lot of blood in the people. So you had a Black African thing up in the feeling of the music in the bag pipes and trumpets and drums."

I have tried to echo the "metaphysical balance to the epic opening piece, where Solea picks up the melodic slices scattered through the short middle tracks and condenses them into sharp, incisive notes sprayed onto an infinitely spacey canvas" (quote from album cover).

'Soleares' is one of the most basic forms or palos of Flamenco music, probably originated around Cádiz or Seville in Andalusia, the most southern region of Spain. It is usually accompanied by one guitar only. When singers sing soleá, as with most palos, they normally choose different "coplas" (stanzas), with different melody, and combine them according to the inspiration of the moment or to a previous plan. Even if the singer has a previous plan, it is often altered on the spur of the moment. These stanzas are independent in subject matter from one another.

Solea (inspired by Miles Davis)

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