Everyone has to have a hobby as the saying goes. Below is a compiled list of musicians that are widely known to bring more than music to the table but also artistic talents in visual art.
Unknown by many, John Cougar Mellencamp began his painting past time while in the garage of his Indiana home during the late 1980s. When he was interviewed on the subject, he confessed that painting provides him with a comforting support during the times when he was off the road as a musician. Many pieces of his artwork contain religious and political concepts and some of his critics have compared his use of shadow and darker colors to that of some of the German and French Expressionists. John came out with his own book in 1998 which is entitled, “Mellencamp: Paintings and Reflections. He also had an art exhibit which showcased 49 of his works and was called, “Nothing Like I Planned: The Art of John Mellencamp.
Although there have been various musical “one hit wonder” artists or ones that just caught a lucky break over the years, sometimes you run into a true artist unexpectedly and they surprise you with their multiple talents. Below is a compiled list of musicians that have truly shown the world what astonishingly artistic minds they really have.
Mr. Eno is an English record producer, composer, musician, singer and visual artist and he is widely known around the world to be one of the primary pioneers of ambient sound. He has worked on a side project in Australia where he organized a lights-and-music festival which was projected on the Opera House in Sydney. In 2013 Eno had become a patron of Videre Est Credere which was a UK human right’s charity that gave support to victims of human violations. Continue reading
One of the greatest forms of artistic expressions in the world is through music. Every musician has one talent or another whether it’s with lyrics, producing and creating the music itself or even performing. Numerous musicians are visionaries that are accountable for various fundamental activities and experiences within the history of rock, pop and blues culture.
When it comes to the motives of why musicians do what they do – whether it’s to escape a crazy life, utilize an artistic outlet or just enjoy a relaxing time in solitude – there is a definite correlation between music and writing, art, photography, painting and inspired performances. Below is a short collected list of musicians of our day with artistic side jobs. Continue reading