English singer-songwriter George Harrison embraced Indian culture and fused Indian instruments and Hindu spirituality in The Beatles' work.
When the band split in 1970, Harrison released the album ‘All Things Must Pass’ in which he played what would become his signature slide guitar, He also organised the 1971 Concert for Bangladesh with his sitar tutor Indian musician Ravi Shankar, a predecessor to later benefit concerts such as Live Aid. And in 1988, he co-founded the supergroup the Traveling Wilburys.
Harrison embraced Indian culture and fused Indian instruments and Hindu spirituality in The Beatles' work. My portrait unites black, synonymous with The Beatles, and important colours in Indian culture: red representing sensuality and purity, saffron the most sacred colour and blue associated with Lord Krishna.
It is the '80s Harrison that Getty rock photographer Sol N’Jie’s captures in the photo which inspired my digital painting. This photo was taken during his performance of 'While my guitar gentle weeps' at the Princes Trust concert Wembley Arena. 1987.” Sol says, “George became a prolific and successful song writer after the Beatles broke up.”
Digital painting on Canon Pro Luster Photo paper. Framed.
Size of image: 30.48 x 30.48 x 1.5cm (12 x 12 inches).
Size of frame: 33.5 x 33.5 x 1.5cm (13 x 13 inches).
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