Lights and Shadows - Art The topic for this art contest is light and shadows. A good way to change your art is to become more aware of light and shadows. See our photo contest to share a photo.
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This is amazingly deep with rich imagery and cultural commentary. Love the social comment on how women make themselves up to look happy - almost clownishly so - and yet there could be something entirely different going on underneath as represented by the woman in the foreground with makeup melted by her grief. Also, clownish figure in back has "plastic"/mannequin-looking "perfect" body of the male pornographic fantasy - an illusion/not real! - which is what so many of us (myself included) feel constantly compelled to strive for - we work so hard to be fake, not real, as the woman in front had the courage to become, or maybe she had no choice in the matter, but I honor her forthrightness. The clawed hand reaching in toward those plastic/perfect breasts is also interesting as some cultures have scratching of the breasts as a sign of grief - an emotion which this drawing is all about! - and, at the same time, the nails are painted and perfect, which is yet another way women "fake" themselves UP to cultural standards of beauty and "happiness." This work is difficult to look at and yet so rich with meaning it really blows my mind!
You know some really hate this artwork. People can be very ugly and some cannot face it. I have similar weakness too. i cannot face any news re: animal abuse and have to run to somewhere else before the story get into the details. Ignorance is blessed. My intension is very similar to what you have described here. Thank you very much for your comprehensive review.. Yasue
This is an interesting work in that it is so dark and yet so light at the same time and the woman is sad, lovely and creepy at the same time, too. The round shape bottom left of frame reminds me of the top of an infant's head, so, overall, this also reminds me a Mother-and-Child type work (aka: Madonna and Child). The crescent moon in her forehead looks both like it's burned in and glowing out of her head. There are so many ironical elements here, that it's hard to catalog them all. Also love all the different textures that you have going on from the background to the foreground and the subjects, etc.
This is an experimental work for oil pastel, and found not quite successful, but I had a fun in working with the media. It is like going back to childhood painting. It may be a good media for paitner's brock. Thank you for reviewing. Yasue.
I'm sorry to say that I didn't see this but I can see why you nailed this in the contest for abuse in America. It shows it completely between looks the eyes splatters of blood debating with the umbilical cord altogether shows the violence in the abuse that goes on a daily basis. It's a shame when mankind will do to mankind. Well done.