A Soulful Art Legacy: 25 David Bowie Paintings Show Other Artist Side

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David Bowie was a great artist on stage, in cinema and in videogames. But he also dabbled in painting, too!

Instead of sharing arts made on the death of David Bowie, here Photo Vide would like to share some of David Bowie very own artwork.

“As was the case with Miles Davis in jazz, Bowie has come not just to represent his innovations but to symbolize modern rock as an idiom in which literacy, art, fashion, style, sexual exploration and social commentary can be rolled into one.” Rolling Stone magazine

Bowie is the man who elevated his music to what can only be described as an art form.

Driven by an entirely deeper dynamic than most pop artists, David Bowie inhabits a very special world of extraordinary sounds and endless vision. Unwilling to stay on the treadmill of rock legend and avoiding the descent into ever demeaning and decreasing circles of cliché, Bowie writes and performs what he wants, when he wants. His absence from the endless list of “important events” has just fuelled interest. Constant speculation about what the guy was up to has even led some to wonder if this is his greatest reinvention ever. David Jones!

Let’s pay real tribute to him by celebrating his creativity!
David Bowie paintings show a knowledgeable approach to art, influenced by Frank Auerbach, David Bomberg, Francis Bacon, Francis Picabia…

It also shows a touch of post-modernism, more precisely neo-expressionism movement.

A Soulful Art Legacy: 25 David Bowie Paintings Show Other Artist Side:

A Soulful Art Legacy: 25 David Bowie Paintings Show Other Artist Side

Turkish Father and Son – 1978

A Soulful Art Legacy: 25 David Bowie Paintings Show Other Artist Side

Squeeze 2000 – 1996

A Soulful Art Legacy: 25 David Bowie Paintings Show Other Artist Side

Portrait of JO – 1976

A Soulful Art Legacy: 25 David Bowie Paintings Show Other Artist Side

Hearts Filthy Lesson – 1995

A Soulful Art Legacy: 25 David Bowie Paintings Show Other Artist Side

Dry Heads Capetown – 1995

A Soulful Art Legacy: 25 David Bowie Paintings Show Other Artist Side

Child in Berlin – 1977

A Soulful Art Legacy: 25 David Bowie Paintings Show Other Artist Side

The rape of Bigarschol – 1996

A Soulful Art Legacy: 25 David Bowie Paintings Show Other Artist Side

Present future accepted – 1995

A Soulful Art Legacy: 25 David Bowie Paintings Show Other Artist Side

I am a World Champion – 1977

A Soulful Art Legacy: 25 David Bowie Paintings Show Other Artist Side

Evol for the Missing – 1996

A Soulful Art Legacy: 25 David Bowie Paintings Show Other Artist Side

Berlin landscape with JO – 1978 (Portrait of Iggy Pop (James Osterberg))

DHead series

Bowie continuously painted these DHeads during his career, but it only went public around 1994.

A Soulful Art Legacy: 25 David Bowie Paintings Show Other Artist Side

A Soulful Art Legacy: 25 David Bowie Paintings Show Other Artist Side

DHeads II

A Soulful Art Legacy: 25 David Bowie Paintings Show Other Artist Side

DHead LV – Portrait of Mike Garson

South Africa series

An exploration of Bowie’s thoughts on the “white ancestor” story, gleaned from his trip to South Africa. The artist wrote: “In 1995 Iman and I took our first trip to South Africa. One of the prevailing stories handed down is that when the first tribes saw the white man they presumed they were being visited by their ancestors, as in their mythology the ancestors appear as a ghost-like white form.”

A Soulful Art Legacy: 25 David Bowie Paintings Show Other Artist Side

Ancestor

A Soulful Art Legacy: 25 David Bowie Paintings Show Other Artist Side

Ancestor II

Sketches & studies

Preparatory drawings by David Bowie for different projects, including an unrealised film set in Hunger City, 1974.

A Soulful Art Legacy: 25 David Bowie Paintings Show Other Artist Side

Study

A Soulful Art Legacy: 25 David Bowie Paintings Show Other Artist Side

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A Soulful Art Legacy: 25 David Bowie Paintings Show Other Artist Side

A Soulful Art Legacy: 25 David Bowie Paintings Show Other Artist Side

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A Soulful Art Legacy: 25 David Bowie Paintings Show Other Artist Side

Drawing on Gitane Packet

Self-portraits

A Soulful Art Legacy: 25 David Bowie Paintings Show Other Artist Side

Self portrait – 1996

A Soulful Art Legacy: 25 David Bowie Paintings Show Other Artist Side

Self portrait – 1996

A Soulful Art Legacy: 25 David Bowie Paintings Show Other Artist Side

Self portrait – 1996

A Soulful Art Legacy: 25 David Bowie Paintings Show Other Artist Side

Self-portrait – 1978, Inspired by the cover for the album cover of Heroes (Victoria and Albert Museum)


David Bowie Looking Awesome In The Last Photoshoot Before His Death:

“That’s the message that I sent,” says the message accompanying the photos on Bowie’s website. “Why is this man so happy? Is it because it‘s his 69th birthday or that he has released his 28th studio album today and it’s a corker? Who knows, but we’re sure you’ll want to join us in congratulating him on both. Many happy returns of the day to David Bowie and Blackstar.

“Why is this man so happy?”

A Soulful Art Legacy: 25 David Bowie Paintings Show Other Artist Side

“That’s the message that I sent”

A Soulful Art Legacy: 25 David Bowie Paintings Show Other Artist Side





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