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So, still don't think, that a painting should be explained by the artist, but this one is maybe too difficult, to find out, what is about...

Tried to show some people, you can easily adjudge, as criminals, gangsters... whatever you want, because of the way they' re looking, the things they' re wearing, way they're acting...

This are Henri, Lucie and Canoris. It' s a play from Jean - Paul Sartre [link] "Deaths without burial", (Marguerat Lausanne, 1946) 4 act ; 5 scene, the moment before they will be shoot down, by the soldiers.

They aren' t innocent at all! But not the way, you first might thought...

When you read the text, it makes you think about, how you would act/ decide. If you would manage, what you've decided!...

What I've wanted to show is very well explained in "walking in my shoes" by dm. [link]

Sartre, I' ve read, wanted to say with this play, that we are totally responsible for our actions, there are no excuses!
I like that!!!

Many people easily like to adjudge other people, but have always ( not so good) excuses for their own wrong actions!

(btw, I felt a little bit in love with Canoris' character:D, the way he is thinking and acting, is great :heart:)
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pixelegion Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know why, but this is my favorite of all I've seen from you. It's beautiful and dark and just gorgeous. Fantastic work!
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lisa-im-laerm Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you. I can´ t say which of yours I like the most, too many good works, you have! :)Animation GIF : Heart Rainbow(?) XD
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pixelegion Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
5 seconds hug 
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bear48 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Professional
richly expressive
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lisa-im-laerm Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you
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namtar57 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Great picture. Like your reference, Sartre influenced me at a very young age by the concept of being responsible which in his context is the basis of existentialism?
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lisa-im-laerm Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
phew :phew:, this one is quite old. Didn't I made a description?
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Scribe1969 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic style and skill, love it.
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lisa-im-laerm Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, so much :heart:
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roundtower Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
* ¡Fantástico trabajo! Lo hemos destacado dentro de la carpeta "Featured nº 4 o Destacados nº 4" en Special-Groups. (Es la carpeta donde se exhiben los mejores trabajos del grupo).


* Fantastic work! Featured in Special-Groups in folder Featured nº 4. (Best works of the group).

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lisa-im-laerm Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
muchas gracias :O_o:

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♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
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roundtower Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
¡Un verdadero placer! :iconcraciun1:

Deseamos ver muy pronto nuevos y/o viejos trabajos tuyos en el grupo. :iconcraciun7:

¡Feliz Navidad! :iconcraciun6:


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daxusx Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
amazing!:squee:
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lisa-im-laerm Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks :giggle:

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GetStoked Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
fRICKIN UNREAL -OFF THE MAP!! LOVE YOUR STYLE!! I'll be a die hard fan of your work for sure and so glad to know of you!!!:clap:
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lisa-im-laerm Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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fra-ni Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
I sorta like this one. its different, feels like your applying your style to a movie cover or something
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lisa-im-laerm Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just tryng to progress, the message was very important, this time ;)
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nexus35 Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
On the technical side, this is another fantastic image, beautiful in its constancy of detail throughout the image and well drafted skilful precision that is displayed throughout. I like the unconventional form of the composition, it works well. (and you have done it again, contained the focus within the image even with the right hand figure partially off the canvas)

And from an emotional perspective it is very strong and powerful, and almost intimidating almost threatening image.

There is much I can read into this image (whether I am right or not is an other thing :)).

I have read your ‘Artists Comments’ and am not familiar with the work of ‘Jean-Paul Sartre’ so I have no background of him or the play, but what I see from your image is a group of down trodden idealists confronted in solidarity with an inevitable fate. They remind me of a street gang of young people such as you would imagine in ‘West side story’ or such like. They are a group that are at unity with each other, a case of tgether we stand, devided we fall.

It does look French; I think it is the character on the left more so than the rest, there is enough in this character to give me the impression of a partisan in the WWII.

This image portrays contempt, this by their fixed stares of arrogance and their straight upright postures. They seem that they are beaten by their appearances but proud in their stance, and will endure forever. As a revolutionary before a firing squad they are beaten as individuals but their persecutors have not defeated the cause.

This reminded be of a ‘Leonard Cohen’ song ‘The Partisan’ - [link]

The more I look at this image the more intriguing I find it. It is almost hypnotic. I feels like a moment in time frozen, it has a past, a story to tell.

Brilliant Image I love it!

:)

If I had to some this image up in three words they would be –

Blood, sweat and tears.

And good luck for the contest.
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lisa-im-laerm Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just another question, from what point you're starting to look at? Started drawing with the eyes and face of the left one, then the girl, at least the right one. I suppose that the viewer first sees the girl, but then?!?
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nexus35 Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
No in fact I viewed it as you drew it, firstly, the face of figure on the left, then the girl, the figure on the right, and lastly the background.

The expression of contempt in the eyes on the face of the first figure leads you into the image. The hair leads your eye from the face to the shoulder, which in turn leads your eye to the face of the girl. The dark area behind the head of the girl then points you to the third figure. Your eye is then stopped by the edge of the image and follows the arm to the base of the image.

At the base of his arm your eye follows the arm up the girl, back up toward the head and then back down her other arm toward the base of the picture. At the end of her arm, which is in line with and follows the trousers top to the area which is darker at the base of his belly, which acts as a stop or barrier and takes you back up the image to the starting point, his face.

The dropped shoulder lets you escape the figures into the background. The flow of the curves that make up the background takes you up the image over their heads in a clockwise direction. The arm to the figure takes you back down the image to the elbow, then down the spiky shape at the base of the picture. Your eye follows the base of the image to the spiky shaped grass (almost a negative shape to the other side) and back up the image.

The first figure is probably more dominant because he is larger and visually dominant or threatening than the girl, although the girl is in the spotlight as her face and neck has higher lighting contrast to the other figures in the picture and she is in front of the two figures. This really goes to show how powerful the figure to the left really is. The eyes of the main figure are mirrored in the girl, but in the girl they are less prominent which is an interesting feature. Yet at closer observation seem harder and more cold and defiant.

The brick work, the broken plaster and even the cracks are used to help contain the picture.

I could view and analyse this image for ever, it is a fantastic piece of work.

Hope this have been of use to you.

:)
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lisa-im-laerm Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I saved it and will read it at home again, but it is suprising for me, that the left one is so dominant!

What could I make better, you think? i mean, more shadows maybe, some other things less...??? I know, there is no "right" or "wrong" in arts ;), but for my advancement, I would like to know what you think, "negative" is.
I would appreciate it a lot!!!!
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nexus35 Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I will have to have a little time to analyse and construct a constructive critique on this issue.

Did you intend the image to be viewed differently?
If so how?
And why was it that you thought the woman was more likely to be viewed first?

And yes, you are right there is no right and wrong in art, there is only opinions.

I will get onto this as soon as I have time. :) I would be happy to.

I like the new painting; I haven’t had a good chance to have a good look yet.
From the quick look that I had, I could see the split image, the ‘two sides of the same coin’, almost a reflection in a mirror, as one, but not one, the same but deferent, ying and yang.

I will comment on the new one soon too.



Out of interest there is a new film in post production ‘Dorian Gray’ (2009) [link] , Oscar Wilde ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ influenced by Faust. BBC ‘Film Night’ behind the scenes [link]

Also one of my all time favorite music movies ‘The Phantom of the Paradise’ 1974 [link] was based on Faust among a mish-mash of other stories. Trailer - [link]

:)
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lisa-im-laerm Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cause she is the only female, standing in the front and in the middle, it seemed to me very logical, that she would be viewed at first :)

Thanks a lot!!!!!
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nexus35 Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
An example

If you have two body guards ether side of a dainty celebrity in a crowded event, who do you focus on first?
They are big so they naturally attract the attention first; they are chosen to be powerful, menacing and threatening. The celebrity is then less prominent because of the deflection of status, and becomes a lesser point of focus.

If you draw three identical match stick men randomly on a plain piece of paper, the only difference being their size, and you asked a selection of people to choose in relevance of importance. Most people would pick the larger as the most important and the rest in descending order to the smallest.

It is the same if you ask a young child to draw their family, the scale of each member is reflected by the status within the house hold.

There are ways you can change or control the prominence of a focal point i.e. making the lesser figures slightly blurred (as in photography), or defused in order of importance, subjects can also be control by contrast, making the focal point inverse in contrast to the lesser areas of unimportance.

The lighting in your image on the girl dose this to a certain degree, but because the figure on the left is so powerful.
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lisa-im-laerm Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes i thought about trying this blurred thing, but it isn't easy at all. Hopefully I can submit Saturday an oilpainting here, when finding the time for it, the backround is maybe to clear, would like to know what you're thinking about!

And when I put the both boys into a shodow but let the large, that would maybe work, right?
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lisa-im-laerm Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW, you don't have to read the play, you already know it :)
Guess you're right;)
Thanks a lot for the effort!!!!
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nexus35 Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This only proves to me that I was right in how talented you are as an artist to be able to covey a message through your artwork so clearly.

So thank you and you are welcome.

:)
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lisa-im-laerm Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, but there are better ones, i have to practise much more then I do, especially with oil
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nexus35 Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Do not under rate yourself. We all have to practice continuously throughout our lives to get better. There is always more to learn and accomplish.

:)
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lisa-im-laerm Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No no, just the truth, I've read some weeks ago smth from Goethe. i agree with that1 he said that without talent and just practice you can come very far in arts, till a special point, but not further, but you can't come anywhere without practice, even if you are very talented...Guess it's true :shrug:
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nexus35 Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I am of the same mind, there is technical ability, and there is artistic creativity. I am of the mind that both can be learned to a degree through rules and determination.

I honestly believe it is always easier for the technical abilities to be learned than the art of creativity, so for those with a natural talent to be creative are over half way there to begin with.

Practice and knowledge is the key to improving.

:)
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lisa-im-laerm Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've read that da Vinci was totally unsatisfied with his life in the end, he thought he could made much more and things he did much better :)

Need practice in oil and should spend more time with it and i do not :(
a little bit in the evening doesn't bring me further, not in oil. And I know others spend much more time and energy and nervs for their arts.

Thanks again, for all!!!

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tiamat9 Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
Exquisitely detailed and shaded. I love the figure work and tones. Great style as always.
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lisa-im-laerm Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you :hug:
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tiamat9 Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
My pleasure:heart:.
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density-tmr Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
A big thumbs up for this one - very good work
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lisa-im-laerm Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you :)
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FRSickly Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
I love it
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lisa-im-laerm Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
good:)
thanks :hug:
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FRSickly Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
:D
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Nameless-Chevalier Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
Now are you looking for absolution? :D

\\offtop: whrn I was in dacha I started to read "Brothers Karamazoff" ^^
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lisa-im-laerm Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no, I'm not looking for it, there is a reason why i love that song ;)

very good boy!!! ( because of Dostojewski, of course;) )
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Nameless-Chevalier Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
I was watching it already in theatre and I good remember that one of brothers throwed to me an onion from the scene oloololololol
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lisa-im-laerm Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
when I remember right, in ancient egyptian onion was a holy thing, so its an honour for you maybe;)
nobody seem to made a deviation about "in smpathy", by dm?!? strange...
I'm reading, helvétius now, that will be the next youll have to read ;)
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Nameless-Chevalier Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
At first read War and Peace by Tolstoj ;) This book(s) must read all russian pupils :P

Btw it's one of the best song from album.

Maybe I'm blessed but it was very smelly :P
Sacred, I'm a missionary! ©
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lisa-im-laerm Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"death of ivan iljitsch" or smth like that called, i've read in a book, was good, don't know if it was from Gogol or Tolstoi, a friend gave me both, one of these was too religious, but i don't know witch one.

I don't know, Dostojewskij wrote it with the thought that people don't know the end of the story, it was very exciting in the end for me, i had my theorys (I was totally wrong:) ) and maybe it will not "flashes" you, cause you know already the end!?! Maybe a book you didn't get an onion for it ?!? ;) I started that times with "giult and atonemt" after the brothers. smth came between and I had to stop the book, but it was a good beginning...just a suggestion:D
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