PDA

View Full Version : Puttin' On The Ritz ~ ~ ~



Mairzie Dotes
06-13-2010, 01:11 AM
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

This is my artful impression (with an Art Deco flair) of an updated version
of a vintage song that I just love titled .... "Puttin' On The Ritz" by Taco.
Gotta dance every time I hear this vibrant rendition. :)


-----> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69NJgRS-mx4&feature=related



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Caesar
06-13-2010, 04:29 AM
Great graphical composition where the skirt plissť reminds tha piano keys!
The glance they are exchanging is very intense and the lady, almost girl or a doll in comparison to the man's size, seems to move almost subjugated by both the man driving the dance and the music ...

Alexandra
06-13-2010, 05:06 AM
Very interesting and creative MaryAnn! Totally love it. Indeed a great song too!

Lee
06-13-2010, 06:19 AM
Dear Miss Mairzie, very cool!!! perfect color for effect! modern take on old design, love the guy's tux!!!;););)! Fred Astair is rolling over! moody and exciting painting!!xox:)

MaryLou
06-13-2010, 06:21 AM
Love the mood of this one.. Almost makes me need a cold shower. Very nice!

coops
06-13-2010, 06:21 AM
Great painting Mairzie and I loved listening to the music. Thanks for sharing:)

Mairzie Dotes
06-13-2010, 09:09 AM
Great graphical composition where the skirt plissť reminds tha piano keys!
The glance they are exchanging is very intense and the lady, almost girl or a doll in comparison to the man's size, seems to move almost subjugated by both the man driving the dance and the music ...



Dear Caesar,
I must say that you have an amazing "seers" analytical insight when
reviewing "Puttin' On The Ritz" ... in particular the undeniably strong
prominence of the male dance partner. This formadable presence
represents the mood, the energy, the music and the dance. He is
the instrument of the song for ... what would the dance be without
the music. :)

Mairzie Dotes
06-13-2010, 09:30 AM
Very interesting and creative MaryAnn! Totally love it. Indeed a great song too!


Alexandra,
These two dancers seemed to artfully pirouette out of my head and onto
the canvas while listening to the enthusiastic version of "Puttin' On The
Ritz" and am happy to hear that you enjoyed not only the painting but
also the song. Just love this particular version. :)

Mairzie Dotes
06-14-2010, 04:57 PM
Dear Miss Mairzie, very cool!!! perfect color for effect! modern take on old design, love the guy's tux!!!;););)! Fred Astair is rolling over! moody and exciting painting!!xox:)



Dear Miss Lee,
A sincere thank you for such a positive review. :) I happen to know
the exceptionally talented taylor who personally designed the tuxedo
and must in agreement admit ... it fits the male dance partner like a
second skin! :p :o ;) :D

mannafig
06-14-2010, 10:37 PM
WOW I really like this great composition,colour and movement beautiful Mair:):)

MJSparks
06-15-2010, 03:38 AM
It's a very interesting painting you have here. I find myself drawn to the the facial expressions on the two and wonder what might be going on in there head as they dance to music.

(As as side note, I can't help but think of the 1974 movie "Young Frankenstein" and the scene with Gene Wilder and Peter Boyle performing the song for an audience...one of my favorite movies. )

ScottF
06-15-2010, 06:10 AM
Miarzie, this is just an all-round nicely done piece! It definitely captures the flair of the song! Reminds me of a Busby Berkeley (sp?) musical.

Mairzie Dotes
06-15-2010, 01:29 PM
It's a very interesting painting you have here. I find myself drawn to the the facial expressions on the two and wonder what might be going on in there head as they dance to music.

(As as side note, I can't help but think of the 1974 movie "Young Frankenstein" and the scene with Gene Wilder and Peter Boyle performing the song for an audience...one of my favorite movies. )


MagenSparks,
One never knows for certain what these two dancers may be thinking
but there could be several possibilities ... trying to figure out what
happened to their tap shoes perhaps??? ;) :D :)

Thanks for stopping by and also mentioning the "Young Frankenstein,"
Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle duet version of "Puttin' On The Ritz." What fun!

Lee had previously mentioned Fred Astaire in connection with the song
and thought I'd post this vintage version. Astaire popularized the song
back in the 30's with his noted talent and suave, polished dancing and
singing abilities. What a "hoofer" he was. Hope you enjoy it! :)


---> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6XUEE6Pxhk&feature=related



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

AT-TA
06-16-2010, 03:58 PM
Lovely work, Marzie, romantic and elegant, expressive. Says so much with few words.;)

Mairzie Dotes
06-16-2010, 09:59 PM
Love the mood of this one.. Almost makes me need a cold shower. Very nice!


MaryLou,
Thank you for your positive response and moody it is with awfully
romantic overtones I think. Now if I could only find a dance partner
like this! Don't think I would then mind becoming choreographically
airborn without my permission! ;) :D :)

Mairzie Dotes
06-16-2010, 10:17 PM
Great painting Mairzie and I loved listening to the music. Thanks for sharing:)


coops,
What a lovely response, thank you and happy to hear that you enjoyed
the music. I've at times wondered why a new group will appear out of
nowhere with a hit song such as this particular version of a classic, then
seem to disappear into the recesses of audio enjoyment past as quickly
as they came. :)

jibes
06-17-2010, 08:24 AM
Love that Art Deco look! Great job!!

Mairzie Dotes
06-17-2010, 12:49 PM
WOW I really like this great composition,colour and movement beautiful Mair:):)



mannafig,
A sincere thank you. I chose the background color, a bluish purple as I
might describe it because I thought it reflected the mood of the painting
and music. :)

Evart
06-17-2010, 10:53 PM
Great job Mairzie! :)

SCP
06-18-2010, 01:25 PM
Hi Mairzie ,very nice Art Deco feel to this image, well done.:):):)

Mairzie Dotes
06-18-2010, 02:16 PM
Miarzie, this is just an all-round nicely done piece! It definitely captures the flair of the song! Reminds me of a Busby Berkeley (sp?) musical.


Greetings ScottF,
Many thank you's for your positive comments on the painting :) and
mention of Busby Berkeley. At times late at night I will watch one of
his "oh my gosh" productions that are featured on T.V. with absolute
amazement and for those who may not be familiar with his background ...

Busby Berkeley was a premiere director at Warner Brothers during the
1930's. Not only did he do great film direction and choreography but he
was an innovator, using the camera in lots of different ways and from
many different angles. It's hard to find an angle that he didn't try and
the films are still worth seeing for their fabulous production numbers.

Below, are two examples of B.B.'s works taken from a selection of his
vintage movies that I thought you might enjoy seeing.

First entry: A scene from the 1935 musical, "42nd. Street." Please take
another look because this elaborate oval is really a group of dancers.

Second entry: Another dance scene from the 30's movie, "Gold Diggers."
This image reminded me of my painting in a subtle way.

Thanks again, Scott! :)



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Mairzie Dotes
06-19-2010, 04:03 AM
Lovely work, Marzie, romantic and elegant, expressive. Says so much with few words.;)



AT-TA,
A sincere thank you. These two dancers certainly do seem quite
enamored with each other. :)

Mairzie Dotes
06-19-2010, 04:10 AM
Love that Art Deco look! Great job!!


jibes,
Ahhhh, a soulmate. Have always been drawn to the elegance of Art
Deco. Half of the reason I love to watch movies made in the 30's and
40's is to enjoy the delicious Art Deco influences. Thank you! :)

eighty+
06-19-2010, 05:21 AM
nah she allways liked tall men :D :D :D

Mairzie Dotes
06-19-2010, 12:30 PM
Great job Mairzie! :)


Evart,
Thank you for the kind response and painting this wasn't that easy
to do because I kept playing "Puttin' On The Ritz" for inspiration but
the song had some interesting side effects ... I could NOT seem to
sit still. Kept trying to ignore that "Gotta Dance" lyrics invitation! :D :)

PICASO41
06-19-2010, 05:07 PM
Mary

Seeing this for the first time, the movie Metropolis by Fritz Lang springs to mind. You've captured the essence of art deco perfectly.

Mike :)

Mairzie Dotes
06-21-2010, 08:40 PM
Hi Mairzie ,very nice Art Deco feel to this image, well done.:):):)



SCP,
Thank you for the lovely response. I am still in an Art Deco painterly
mood and would love to try another something deco-ish soon. :)

Mairzie Dotes
06-21-2010, 09:02 PM
nah she allways liked tall men :D :D :D




eighty+,
As long as he can dance I do prefer a "taller than me" partner because
I would look awfully silly being the significant in stature lead, especially
during a Tango number. :D ;) :)

Mairzie Dotes
06-25-2010, 09:14 AM
Mary

Seeing this for the first time, the movie Metropolis by Fritz Lang springs to mind. You've captured the essence of art deco perfectly.

Mike :)



Greetings PICASO,
What nice comments, much appreciated and a gracious thank you!
Am not familiar with the movie "Metropolis" but I am now interested
in researching the comparisons. Thanks for the mention. :)

Lando
06-25-2010, 01:04 PM
The glamor in its artistic representation very well thought

javier
06-26-2010, 07:43 AM
these beautiful works, his well of course, very well done.:):):):)

Mairzie Dotes
06-26-2010, 02:20 PM
these beautiful works, his well of course, very well done.:):):):)




javier,
Thank you for the gracious comments. Took dancing lessons while growing
up and there may have been some hoofer influence afoot while painting
the piece. Glad you like it. :)

Lima
07-04-2010, 02:30 AM
Mairzie, what I like about you, is the sensitivity and emotion and the deep feeling as a person:eek: that you play in your art.

Mairzie Dotes
07-04-2010, 04:52 AM
Mairzie, what I like about you, is the sensitivity and emotion and the deep feeling as a person:eek: that you play in your art.


orianelima,
There is something very powerful in having the ability to express ones
emotions and personal thoughts into a painting. One can even disguise
the real intent with frivolous innuendo if desired. This is why I have this
connection with the heart form. In the skilled hands of an artist, this
lone image can represent an infinite range of emotions. Your perceptions
are intuitive and a most sincere thank you for the compliment. :)

eighty+
07-04-2010, 05:23 AM
thanks Mairzie That made a welcome break just had to see Clark Gable 1st time I've seen him hoofing :D:D:D:D:D:D

Mairzie Dotes
07-04-2010, 06:35 AM
thanks Mairzie That made a welcome break just had to see Clark Gable 1st time I've seen him hoofing :D:D:D:D:D:D



eighty+,
Oh phoo on Clark Gable, his ears were waaaay to big (or his head was
waaaay too small) :D I ran into this made in 1930 movie on the Turner
channel last week titled, "The Bat Whispers," the precursor to later
Batman movies starring Chester Morris. Must say that I laughed my
socks off. This vintage Batman slid through the scenes dragging a bad
leg behind him and flung himself from trees and roof tops using a UTILITY
ROPE! If anyone is in need of a lift and a laugh, this would be the movie
to see. The historic as well as artistic application of this vintage black
and white alone would be worth the viewing and hilarious to see what
must have been innovative camera work when the film was made but
archaic by today's standards. :)

RobertSWade
07-04-2010, 10:36 AM
Ah, the song from Young Frankenstein. Gene Wilder and Peter Boyle. :)
Very crisp art deco image MAC, and in your favorite color.

Mairzie Dotes
07-04-2010, 06:31 PM
Ah, the song from Young Frankenstein. Gene Wilder and Peter Boyle. :)
Very crisp art deco image MAC, and in your favorite color.



RobertSWade,
You are so gracious and thank you for such a complimentary response. :)
Must say that I am still in an Art Deco mood and just completed (I think!)
another Deco influenced painting. Have always admired the unique period
designs.

What a funny movie Young Frankenstein is. :)

Bob Row
07-04-2010, 08:00 PM
eighty+,
As long as he can dance I do prefer a "taller than me" partner because
I would look awfully silly being the significant in stature lead, especially
during a Tango number. :D ;) :)

Ironically I never could find a partner to dance because I was too tall (1,90m) for most girls in my young days. Especially for Tango, which intricacies I admire. By way of compensation, I do sing many pieces which lyrics got an interesting, even high rated, poetry.

Mairzie Dotes
07-04-2010, 08:34 PM
Ironically I never could find a partner to dance because I was too tall (1,90m) for most girls in my young days. Especially for Tango, which intricacies I admire. By way of compensation, I do sing many pieces which lyrics got an interesting, even high rated, poetry.


Bob Row,
"Tall" has always been my preference, especially when choosing a dance
partner and all the better if he can also recite high rated poetry while ...
while ... Pardon? You can also sing? Would you happen to know the
song, "Who put the bomp in the bomp bah bomp bah bomp? Who put
the ram in the rama lama ding dong? Who put the bop in the bop shoo
bop shoo bop? Who put the dip in the dip da dip da dip? What a classic!;) :)

Bob Row
07-04-2010, 10:33 PM
I'm afraid I don't have those lines in my Tango repertory :D
But when I used to sing in a chorus many years ago, I learned some beautiful spirituals like..."I gonna lay down my sword and shield, down by the riverside..." and others.

Mairzie Dotes
07-05-2010, 06:00 AM
Bob Row,
I enjoy such a wide range of music including spiritual songs. They seem
to add positive, uplifting harmony to ones day. One of my favorites is
"Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen. Quite mood driven and intense but very
spiritual in both lyrics and in the emotional way that L. Cohen interprets
the vocalization. :)

pat1940
07-06-2010, 01:23 AM
So, so beautiful, Mairzie:):):)

Mairzie Dotes
07-06-2010, 07:36 AM
So, so beautiful, Mairzie:):):)



pat1940,
Thank you for taking the time to respond so favorably. :)

jane.rox.ur.sox.off
07-18-2010, 12:41 PM
Wow! That is such a cool style you used! I love it! :p It fits the name, scene, and everything perfectly! :D

Mairzie Dotes
07-18-2010, 08:49 PM
Wow! That is such a cool style you used! I love it! :p It fits the name, scene, and everything perfectly! :D


jane.rox.ur.sox.off,
Oh you know me all too well because it's 3:30 a.m. here and talk about
rocking one's sox off ... had to play the "Puttin' On The Ritz" song by
Taco (featured on page 1) while responding. That particular version
makes me SERIOUSLY want to forego any foot fuzzy's, "move to the
rhythm" and as the lyrics suggest and no matter what the time, I just
... GOTTA DANCE!!!

Thank you for the most complimentary response. (and the work out!) :D ;) :)

justjean
07-19-2010, 12:00 AM
A great mood to a great painting altho the size of the male gives me a feeling of foreboding :D

Mairzie Dotes
07-19-2010, 10:31 AM
A great mood to a great painting altho the size of the male gives me a feeling of foreboding :D



justjean,
Mood driven it is and very intuitive of you to notice, thank you :) and ...
the "foreboding" size of the male dancer? Welllllllll ... I tend to agree in
the respect that he does seem impressively in control of who is leading
the dance and I for one, would refuse to dispute his authority with only
a possible utterance of "Anything you say fella" ... as long as you don't
step on my girlish toes! :eek:


P.S.
I think he eats Wheaties ... the BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS!!! :D ;) :)

Sketchism71
07-19-2010, 10:35 AM
Moody and dynamic Mairzie! Very classy, I love it!!:D:D

Mairzie Dotes
07-19-2010, 10:43 AM
Moody and dynamic Mairzie! Very classy, I love it!!:D:D



Sketchism,
So gracious of you to respond so favorably ... a most kindly thank you! :)