The Greats of Tango Series
Piazzola Tango Art.
Astor Piazzola transends the bounds of traditional tango, revolutionising the traditional tango into a new style that drew inspiration from jazz and classic genres. Born March 11, 1921 (died July 4, 1992) in Mar Del Plata, Argentina, Piazzola was a virtuoso of the bandoneon that composed his first tango at the age of 11.
At a young age was exposed to many influences both musically and culturally. With New York City as home a young Piazzola would find classic and jazz music but most importantly he would find the instrument that would define him as an artist. In 1929 in a New York pawn shop Piazzola’s father spotted a Bandoneon and gave it to his son. The rest is history.
After studying in Paris Piazzola returned to Buenos Aires and pushed the envelope of traditional tango with the exploration of inclusion of instruments such as electric guitar. This new approach to tango, NEUVO TANGO, made him a controversial figure in his native land both musically and politically. However, his music gained acceptance in Europe and North America, and his reworking of the tango was embraced by some liberal segments of Argentine society, who were pushing for political changes in parallel to his musical revolution.
Piazzola ushered in a new way to understand tango as a world music with board influences in jazz and classic composition and approach.
Artwork Details: Slate colour
Piazzola was a revolutionary of tango music. The forms of his Bandoneon drawn out to the extremes became a quintessential aspect of his performance persona.
The artwork ‘Piazzola’ captures the shape of a bandoneon distended and compressed in a form that only the great Astor Piazzola would create when playing as a member of the vanguard for Nuevo Tango.
As the Great of Tango series are some of the best sellers, from time to time Doni will be making this artwork available in various colour ways as regular and limited editions.
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183 Kerr st. Fitzroy 3065 (postcode is vital).
(This will mean you are not charged for shipping and will be contacted to arrange your pickup time.)
If ordering different product types (Tshirts and posters) the items will be grouped separately and shipping calculated as separate parcels.
When purchasing art from the Tango Melbourne shop you are purchasing
- You are choosing 1 of 6 available colours
- The Artwork provided as a poster only (No framing or mounting)
- The Artwork will be sent in a poster tube designed to transport such artwork.
- The artworks are available from sizes A4 to A0
- The artwork will be hand signed by the artist.
If purchasing a limited edition colour-way the item will be appropriately numbered and signed.
Thank you for considering this special piece of Bailamos Tango Art from The Greats of Tango series