Many people me have a combined passion for art and jazz.
Contemporary Artist Alfred Alexander Gockel Likes Jazz and His Art Shows it!
This book is for reading level ages 4 and up. Teaching children at a very early age how to appreciate art and encourages him or her if they have the talent. This is a short book is an introduction to Van Gogh, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, etc. that teaches the styles, works, and techniques of the great masters and features many activities to nurture the child and guide them in creating their own masterpiece.
Spotlight on a great artist that I discovered. He isn’t included in the book suggested above on great artists because he hadn’t been born yet. 🙂
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Alfred Alexander Gockel was born 1952 in Ludinghausen,Germany. He published his first work when he was only 8 years old. Mr.Gockel says of his work: I like to touch the viewer’s soul with my vibrant colors.
His art collection is subdivided into two major categories: unique artwork and graphics. Today he is one of the most prolific distributors of modern art posters, with customers in 50 countries.
Gockel, was commissioned by the U.S. Olympic committee to create an official piece of artwork for the 2006 Olympics in Turin, Italy, which is titled USOC Olympic Celebration.
Gockel’s unique style “boldly colored abstract images lined in thick black against a white canvas“ has become his signature. He was named 2011 Official Artist of Top 10 Jazz Festival and his jazz artwork is super cool. He had humble beginnings and he is still humble now even though he has earned and can enjoy the prestige of a famous artist.
To describe the man’s art is one word? MESMERIZING!
Alex (as he likes to be called) has devoted admirers in about 50 countries. I’m one of them. Fellow freelance writer Jennifer Tanabe is also an admirer. They have described his art style as reflecting the influence of Picasso and having “many moods”. Whoever influenced his style did us a favor and whatever his moods, I like them all!
- Art of Alfred Gockel by Jennifer Tanabe
Spontaneous Jam – Alfred Gockel – Allposters.com
Stroking the Keys – Alfred Gockel – Allposters.com
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- Four of the Best Worldwide Destinations for Art Lovers(unfinishedman.com)