Jessie Ware music video backdrop

In the new music  video for "Say You Love Me," the British soul singer Jessie Ware sits atop a rock with a theatrical beachside scene behind her as she lets the words do the storytelling.  

The backdrop of Cotopaxi, 1855 by Frederic Edwin Church was sourced from the Bridgeman archive and licensed by The Director's Studio on behalf of her record company. Watch the video on Youtube

 

A still from Jessie Ware's
A still from Jessie Ware's "Say You Love Me" music video. Released 28 September 2014.

 

 

Cotopaxi, 1855 (oil on canvas) by Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900) / Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA
Cotopaxi, 1855 (oil on canvas) by Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900) / Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA

 

Frederic Church was an ambitious painter and enthusiastic amateur scientist. He had read Darwin's books and Alexander von Humboldt's descriptions of Cotopaxi,"the most dreadful volcano...its explosions most frequent and disastrous."The fabled Ecuadorian mountain provided both a poetic symbol of God's creation and an exciting window into the planet's natural history. Geology was a new science in the nineteenth century, and Church was among those who believed that volcanoes offered clues to the age and origins of the earth.
 
About the artist...
 
Frederic Edwin Church (1826 – 1900) was born in Hartford, Connecticut and is best known for painting large panoramic landscapes, often depicting dramatic natural phenomena.  Romanticism was prominent in Britain and France in the early 1800s and this movement made its way to America via The Hudson River School painters.
 
Church had read Darwin's books and Alexander von Humboldt's descriptions of Cotopaxi,"the most dreadful volcano...its explosions most frequent and disastrous."  Geology was a new science in the nineteenth century, and Church was among those who believed that volcanoes offered clues to the age and origins of the earth.  Hudson River School artists generally believed that nature in the form of the American landscape was a manifestation of God.
 
 
 

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