Sunday, January 26, 2014

Art for music's sake


That self-portrait by Joni Mitchell for her album Both Sides Now has to be some of the best cover art ever. I was moved to post it by reading Katherine Monk's Joni: The Creative Odyssey of Joni Mitchell.

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5 comments:

Elaine Fine said...

A little Hopper influence, perhaps?

Pliable said...

Elaine, Norman Perryman has also commented on the Hopper influence, but over on Facebook.

It seems that Joni Mitchell acknowledges Edward Hopper's influence, particularly his 1927 painting Automat. When you look at that painting you can certainly see the influence - http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/6f/HopperAutomat.jpg

Michael Strickland said...

So how is the biography? Joni Mitchell's music is aging extraordinarily well, and she has one of the most interesting careers in pop music history.

Pliable said...

It is not really a biography Michael, more armslength psychoanalysis.

This review is pretty accurate in my view -http://reviewcanada.ca/magazine/2013/01/an-awkward-original/

Gavin Plumley said...

It is one of my very favourite albums... in fact, I was listening to it when you posted this.