As you already know, I’m a great fan of old-school rock. Today, there is a great variety of bands to any taste, but it’s not like those giant that used to rock the stage back in the 80’s )) It’s hard to explain what was so epic about those bands. I guess their secret is the incredible energy and rebellious spirit sweeping over the audience as they played their mind-blowing solos and making everyone feel as one. I really regret I weren’t born somewhere in the early 50’s to be a grown-up adult in the 70’s )) One of my favorite bands is Nirvana. And not just because it’s a music icon. Some might claim Nirvana is too unprofessional, too chaotic and outrageous. But let me disagree. Even though Kurt Cobain is largely self-taught, you can’t argue that he does have the vibe.
Here are five things I like about Nirvana:
- Dirty, lo fi sound.
- Riotous message.
- Emotional lyrics.
- Overwhelming energy.
- And, of course, Kurt Cobain’s legendary figure.
And that’s exactly what I wanna talk about…
Kurt Cobain in happy colors
I was surfing the web the other day and suddenly stumbled upon this picture. I must say I’m not a great fan of visual arts, but this canvas really impressed me. It’s not like any of Kurt Cobain paintings here I saw before. Just look at the colors! It seems that this entire painting is made out of vibrant strokes of paint. It’s like having a drug trip, only a good one 🙂 I guess, this work perfectly conveys the atmosphere of Nirvana concerts. I’m pretty sure that’s what you would feel if you attended one of their gigs! And although the band’s leader wasn’t a really happy person (and you can tell it from Kurt Cobain own paintings, by the way), these bright, cheerful hues seem unexpectedly to the point here. I was never very interested in visual arts, but this work caught my eye! As I found out later, it is painted by Leonid Afremov, a modern artist known for creating an entire series of such paintings depicting famous musicians and rock stars, all in a similarly exuberant manner. I guess this is a great idea! I even think of starting my own collection of these portraits 🙂 Kurt Cobain’s will be the first I’m going to buy!