The image shows a big black swan and is based on the dance solo ‘The Dying Swan’. Once brought to us by the famous prima ballerina Anna Pavlova. With enthusiasm she expresses her performance and she spares a sigh. From underneath her wings thirteen (!) great musical heroes appear. All shaped like black swans. And every single one of them has deserved credit in its own musical area as part of our rich musical history. You’ll recognise a few of them for sure. They will perform again, together in this historical arrangement.
An elected audience has been invited and gathered for this very special concert. The people are dancing in and around the famous Swan Lake of Tchaikovsky. Who grows out of the piano keys being part of the wings of the big swan. Everyone in the audience wears headphones, because they are solely chosen to hear this magical concert. We, the spectators, are only invited to look and experience this as The Sound Of Silence (Simon & Garfunkel).
The musical heroes featured in the painting are from left to right:
James Brown, John Lennon, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Mozart, Elvis Presley, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Amy Winehouse, Miles Davis, Freddy Mercury.
- Title: The Magical History Tour
- Artist: Hribso & Dejo
- Year: 2014
- Technique: Acrylic
- Material: Canvas
- Size: 200 x 450 cm
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Toyism paintings are nothing if not bizarre but recognizable imageries drawn from reality, the surreal, and fantasy. The intense play of lines, shapes, dots and colors is intended to help open the viewer’s mind. And to critical thinking about the human condition in the present day world. Toyism is figurative, contemporary and based on a story. These stories can cover all kinds of subjects. From happy to critical or serious subjects. Toyism paintings are very labour intensive. Every painting consist of several layers of paint. Making the colours bright and vibrant and able to withstand the test of time.
Paintings are created by a mixed group of professional artists from around the world. Also with diverse cultural backgrounds and working in various disciplines. Yet all artists have a like-minded view of how to experience this art and inspire each other. No matter their own backgrounds or beliefs, everyone can express themselves in this style without losing their own value or feeling. Therefore every toyist can influence and enrich the style. Hence toyists tell their own story and depict it.