Jazz (Kanso series)

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Jazz: Piano Forte, oil & acrylic on canvas, 224 X 182 cm (88 X 72 inches) 1979

Jazz (Kanso series) is a series of 20 paintings made by Nabil Kanso in 1978-79. The subjects of the works are based on the jazz music and the entertainments night life in New York and New Orleans.[1] The paintings are done in oil and acrylic on canvas measuring 224 X 182 cm (88 X 72 inches) each. Their compositions reflect predominant red tonality built with broad brushstrokes. Works from the series were exhibited in Atlanta in 1985.[2][3]


  1. ^ Nabil Kanso: The Jazz Series of Paintings text
  2. ^ "Nabil Kanso Jazz Series", Art in America, p. 54, December 1985
  3. ^ Works from The Jazz Series, Installation view

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