I would like to present my hand painted oil on canvas painting (recreation) of the artwork DUKE ELLINGTON. I made this piece with the same amount of soul and emotion just like the first original painting. This piece is created with oil paint on artistic canvas using my unique technique of a palette knife. The artwork has texture, you can feel the strokes by touching the painting. By purchasing on this site, you are buying directly from the artist Leonid Afremov. I guarantee your satisfaction and the best customer experience.
The certificate of authenticity will include the name of the owner who purchased the piece of artwork. The certificate is signed by Leonid Afremov. If you buying this painting as a gift, please provide us the name of the gift recipient for the certificate. We can also ship to the address of the recipient of your gift.
about this painting:
The history of jazz includes many names from the last century that made an important contribution to the development of that genre. One of them is Duke Ellington, an African-American composer, pianist and orchestra leaderwhich existed for 50 years. He was one of the pivotal figures in the music of the period and viewed his work as being ‘beyond category’ merging jazz with more traditional musical forms and trying to be inventive in his approach to forming an orchestra commonly called ‘big band.’This splendid Duke Ellington oil painting is a colorful memory of that prominent musician! But first let’s find out a bit more about his life path and career.
Interesting facts about Duke Ellington
- Duke Ellington managed to gather the best-known orchestra in jazz history. Some of its members are ranked as the most prolific musicians in that genre.
- The legacy of Duke Ellington includes over a thousand songs and many of them have become standards.
- In his teens, though, the future jazz legend took more interest in baseball than music.
- The musician’s first song ‘Soda Fountain Rag’ was inspired by his job as a bartender.
- Duke Ellington first concert earned him less than a dollar.
- He also composed music for movies and Broadway plays.
- The musician was awarded many prizes, including twelve Grammy awards and a doctor of music degree from Yale University, and nine of his songs were inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Colors of jazz
Despite all the hardships he encountered on his way, Duke Ellington managed to make a brilliant musical career and become one of the most recognized jazz players in history. His soulful songs and expressive manner are wonderfully depicted in Leonid Afremov’s painting! Sitting by the piano, the musician plays one of his hits striking out melodious notes that fly all around him in the form of vibrant paint strokes. It’s like we can hear his music in color! The artist selected the right style for portraying this great jazzman. Colorful and emotional, just like his tunes, this beautiful Duke Ellington oil painting will make a fine addition to any room! If you love jazz and still remember this amazing composer and his songs, you’ll be glad to have his portrait at your place. So obtain a stunning Duke Ellington oil painting on our site and hang it over your own piano for inspiration!