Thursday, October 17, 2019

JMW Turner - "No Sun in Venice" Modern Jazz Quartet

No Sun in Venice is a 1957 French-Italian drama film directed by Roger Vadim. It was entered into the 7th Berlin International Film Festival. The soundtrack for the film was composed by pianist John Lewis, and performed by the Modern Jazz Quartet. The soundtrack album was released in 1957 on Atlantic. The cover art for the Atlantic LP featured a painting by JMV Turner.

Joseph Mallord WilliamTurner lived in London from 1775 - 1851 and was held in low esteem by many of his contemporaries during his lifetime for work that was judged to be sloppy and incomplete.

It has since come to be re-evaluated and highly valued as painting that was a precursor to the French Impressionists.

The following video features many of his paintings of La Serenissima, the Most Serene Republic of Venice as set to the Cortege track from the MJQ Atlantic album.