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.

Also on Facebook and Twitter. No feebies involved in this post. Any copyrighted material on these pages is included as "fair use", for the purpose of study, review or critical analysis only, and will be removed at the request of copyright owner(s).

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
Civic Center 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.

Recent popular posts

All aboard the Martinu bandwagon

Who are the real classical role models?

Great music has no independent existence

Mahler that dares to be different

The Berlin Philharmonic's darkest hour

Will this attract young audiences? - discuss

Master musician who experienced the pain of genius

Whatever happened to the long tail of composers?

Closer to Vaughan Williams than Phil Spector

How classical music slipped a disc