Thursday, 18 July 2013

The Roaring Twenties

I'm staying with the idea of  a 'personage 'tag following on from my Mona Pisa tag last week... Here is a Picasso Jazz tag for " The Roaring Twenties'. I wanted to depict the Jazz era, and thought of my favourite jazz artist, Louis Armstrong who rose to prominence in the 1920's and another of my favourite artist's 1920's paintings - Picasso's "The Three Musicians". 
I took elements of the painting for the main body of the tag and drew them with Inktense pencils and black pen . I also cut out  the music from a print so it looks like a sheet of music.  Then I used  a cut out Louis head, and did a basic drawing of a trumpet on black card for another cut out and glued it all together!  Perhaps not quite the image one usually associates with the twenties, but I enjoyed thinking this one through and making it up. Thanks for all your comments from last week - what a great collection of tags - welcome to all of the new enthusiasts.

22 comments:

  1. I love your artsy take on this challenge, especially since I admire both L. Armstrong and Picasso. Blessings!

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  2. Very interesting tag and technique. I almost did a jazzer myself! My composer hubby and I love jazz from that period.

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  3. Beautiful tag Wilma, love the style and the jazzy colours, really fab! Valerie

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  4. Wonderful composition on this tag--I loved Satchmo's music

    Chrissie x

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  5. And all that jazz lol love this musical item Dxx

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  6. WoW Wilma, this is a fantatic tag taken from a fantastic idea surrounding two incredible artists. I love it! :))

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  7. Aah - Satchmo - he was my Dad's favourite! Great jazz tag. Carolyn xx

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  8. Very clever! Great tag! Love Louis!!

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  9. I love it and you incorporated both of them beautifully.

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  10. A gorgeous colourful tag.

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  11. A great take on the theme, well executed!

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  12. Very creative and artistic tag.

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  13. Great idea and beautifully executed tag.
    Jane x

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  14. Enjoyed reading this post.What fun it is to get lost in our little creations.Denise

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  15. Love the music theme....great idea!

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  16. I love your idea this is a fabulous take on the theme, I love it! X

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  17. Artistic and musical....and all that jazz?
    Sue xx

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  18. Artistic and musical....and all that jazz?
    Sue xx

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  19. Artistic and musical....and all that jazz?
    Sue xx

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  20. this is a wonderful tribute to jazz and the roaring twenties. the colors are fabulous. love love love. xo

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