Give in to the Gorgeous.

August 20, 2010
By MelanieO PLATINUM, Lawrence, Kansas
MelanieO PLATINUM, Lawrence, Kansas
20 articles 12 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today, and make a new ending."


Collaged in the background are phrases, words, and collections of poetry relevant to the section of the “life cycle” they are behind. The pot represents the body and containment of the mind and subconscious. The eggs are the growth and childhood. The monster is a manifestation of life struggles. The calla lily is the beauty of life and hope of the future in the aftermath of problems. The pot is ‘suspended’ by a broken chain to show the suspension of reality in dreams and missing pieces of rationalization.


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on Sep. 21 2010 at 5:10 pm
MelanieO PLATINUM, Lawrence, Kansas
20 articles 12 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today, and make a new ending."

Symbolism, looking back at art history, and that I've adopted, isn't supposed to be completely obvious and written across the page in front of everyone's face. I paint what I feel, and it has my own meaning to me, but the viewer is supposed to interpret it themselves, incorporate their own life experiences and knowledge and make their own meaning. The only reason I put mine up is in case people were curious. Even taking something as traditional as Van Eyck's "The Arnolfini Marriage" not everyone will look at it and interpret it the same, some people see his intents (shoeless-holy, dog-prosperity, lit candle-presence of god) but even when the veiwer interprets it differently it still isn't wrong. Back then when people say that painting they were inthralled and filled with joy at the presence of god on this furtile scene, now, however, with culture and time differences, it rarely invokes emotion. Different works touch people differently.

Anyway, that is my stance on symbolism, learned from my art teacher, "Art isn't obvious". But I respect your view and you can have your own opinion on my work and anyone else's. Thanks for the feedback!

TashawnMC GOLD said...
on Sep. 21 2010 at 12:13 pm
TashawnMC GOLD, Sugar Hill, Georgia
13 articles 2 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Roll up life, Light it, Tak a hit. (C)"- Me and my budii. "I don't quote people."- people(c)

hallo! Its prettyful! but i think that all of the stuff you wrote about it in the description, should've been more clear in the painting. Because the picture is supposed to be worth more words than the description. A rule of thumb of mine. And there are always exceptions(art for arts sake and what not). But this is not an exception, because clearly it had a meaning and a background. And that should've shown more in the painting. My overall rating is 2*. :) (Its looks great! and i love the fact you used poems in the background, but art has to be more than just pretty. It has to reach the audiences emotions. Which for me it did not.)


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