Monday, April 26, 2010

Schoenberg Hall, UCLA

This is the last (I think) panel in the "History of Music" mosaic that adorns Schoenberg Hall at UCLA.

I think it's gorgeous. Hot jazz, cool jazz, Billie Holiday, whatever you want to read into the work, Richard Haines (the artist) nailed it. This was another collaboration between Haines and the Ravenna Company of St. Louis, who executed Haines' designs. Nona Haines, widow of the artist, said that "when he [Haines] did the cartoons, the full-scale cartoons. . . he did these flat colors, and they [the Ravenna craftsmen] would interpret them, put the colors in there to give them a vibration, to give them life."

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