Composer Jean Marie Dorval was commissioned by The Nightingale Records label, located in Bavaria Germany, to create music about painters. In addition to these assignments, there were also other assignments that Jean Marie can still talk about with pleasure and is very grateful for this record company. For the moment, these albums are sold out.
Meera (Kazue Hashimoto) was born in Ishikawa, Japan in 1947. She studied at the Musashino Art University, Tokyo from 1966- 1969 and from 1970 travelled all over Europe, visiting all the famous art museums. She settled in Toledo, Spain where she studied and painted for 7 years. She studied drawing at the Circule de Bellas Artes, Madrid, and Escuela de Arte, Toledo, where she became a co-founder of the Groupo Tolmo and the Galeria Tolmo.
All music off this albums is composed, arranged and performed by Jean Marie Dorval.
Paul Delvaux (1897 - 1994) was a Belgian painter noted for his dream-like scenes of women, classical architecture, trains and train stations, and skeletons, often in combination. He is often considered a surrealist, although he only briefly identified with the Surrealist movement. He was influenced by the works of Giorgio de Chirico.
The paintings Delvaux became famous for usually feature numbers of nude women who stare as if hypnotized,gesturing mysteriously, sometimes recliningincongruously in a train station or wandering through classical buildings. Sometimes they areaccompanied by skeletons, men in bowler hats, or puzzled scientists drawn from the stories of Jules Verne. Delvaux would repeat variations on these themes for the rest of his long life, although some departures can be noted.
Among them are his paintings of 1945–47, rendered in a flattened style with distorted and forced perspective effects, and the series of crucifixions and deposition scenes enacted by skeletons, painted in the 1950s.
The impressionist painter Auguste Renoir
(1841 – 1919) takes us right into “LA Belle Epoque”, the magnificent times of sizzling Paris, where so many European artist went to seek their fortune. Just like most of these artist, Auguste Renoir had to go a long and painful way, and more than once he considered giving up painting.
Renoir said: ”For me, a painting is a lovely, joyous and pretty thing. Yes, very pretty. There is enough ugliness around us, not to create any more”.
The music and concerts in Paris were at that time various and varigated. Notwithstanding the imposing shadow of Richard Wagner, an eccentric composer such as Erik Satie was able to find his path, and from the Far East, new sounds were heard, becoming the bounty of Claude Debussy.
1 Monsieur Renoir 3:38
2 Landscape 3:59
3 Esmeralda 4:30
4 Young Girls, Flowers abd Hats 3:51
5 Balconies and Sunshine 4:20
6 Lise 4:09
7 Beautiful Bathers 4:03
8 Letter to a Woman 4:19
9 The Clown 3:12
10 Portrait of Richard Wagner 4:36
11 Young Girls at the Piano 2:44
12 Sleeping Young Girls 4:15
Total Length: 48:18
Gustav Klimt was born in 1862 in an area not too far from the city of Vienna. Vienna was and still is to this days a very romantic city. All this times, Vienna and Paris were in strong competition for the title of “City of cultural and artistic importance”.
However Klimt distance himself from all this and he even thought himself unworthy of an autobiography. He died in his apartment and left behind a lot of unfinished works. He was slow and careful in his creativity and he was not a striking personality or for that matter the talk of the town in spite of his work. Woman who opposed him found him rather closed and reserved.
But Gustav Klimt like many other artists needed love, tenderness and sensitivity for his sensibility and he discovered these in Emilie Flöge with whom he had a courtly relationship. Perhaps he was too shy or modest, because instead of writing her letters he would send her up to eight painted postcards a day.
Besides portraits of woman and erotic pictures, quiet and serene landscapes played an important role in his artistic activities.