Superb composition - I mean the placement of the main figure and the loose shape around her.Great motion and still it has a smooth flow about it - slowly rising above.
Wonderful colours too, so different yet blending well.
Best thing I like is the depth of the vertical wave to the right.
It is not the one I prefer, but I am very affectionate to it. Aupora was the name of my great friend of babyhood, brutally killed from a mud flow when she was 26 years old... I have fixed my attention on the flow and the color of water that, rather than to submerge her, wants to bring her upward, unlocking my friend from the weight of her lifetime... Aupora has always been very sad...
You have seen my work. My own motivation behind it is different, I do not want to sound pompous, mind you.
I treat it as repayment of debt to the society. If I am stating a problem - like war, hunger, poverty, AIDS through my work - I feel I owe that to the sufferers of such misery.Recently - last month only - during my exhibition in India, quite a few asked me if painting misery doesn't make me unhappy. That, for me, is the point - why should I be the only one to feel bad about injustice in the world? let everyone who sees my work feel it!
Or, I have some work what I call as - imaginary literay portraits. This is my interpretation of characters from world class literature - like Dostoyevsky's The Idiot, or Nabokov' works, or Mishima' Forbidden Colours, and some based on our - Indian - classical and ancient literature.
I feel my life has been enriched by reading Dostoyevsky, and my painting one of his characters is my way of repaying what I owe him.
I agree! I intend the "catharsis" as purification from the passions that a tragic rapresentation produces in the mind of the spectator, not only in the soul of artist.
Exactly as a debt, I return the suffering - but the positive emotions too - into my painting... I believe that the emotions are general purpose even if they are produced, in many cases, by very different causes... perhaps only their intensity is varying and depend by the individual sensibility and by the brain power (not by culture, that can increase the conscience of own suffering/joy, nothing else).
I don't know if I have understand your words... but I have tried to do it
You love great authors!
The Prof. Caianiello, that has been one of the last great physicists of our time - my prof of mathematical analysis at university - during one lesson, said that he had met the more intelligent people in India and in Naples. The similarity was strengthened - he said - by the redundance of the languages of both the countries!
Yes, what I say as 'empathy' - that has nothing to do with culture.
Another observation in this respect I have is this - in the West, too much importance is placed on the individual. I do not mean it only in the narrow sense of increasing consumer-satisfaction or civil liberties.
Most of the viewers here, in the West, will automatically assume that since I depict misery I must have had a troubled childhood [I did not!] , I must have an unhappy life [again I do not!]. They simply fail to understand that collective misery can be a legitimate subject for paintings.Too much stress on seeking explanations in personality -psyche , the doubt that there HAS to be some disturbance in an individual mind to produce sad paintings used to be very pzzling and amusing for me in the beginning!Now I find it alarming - how ego-centric they are.
That is what I mean by empathy - I do not have to experience poverty at first hand, violence at first hand...to show it.
As to languages, I get what you mean - it is some way connected to why I came to this medium as well.At some stage you realise verbal language does not go very far in communication - so am trying these visual media. Then somebody in Chile too understands what I am saying without her knowing english or my knowing spanish.
I have understood! and I agree... I have had a beautiful childood and I have always painted very well since I was child, when I didn't know to write... My talent is genetic, I think, not due to troubles of my adult life, but I have used it, through years, to make my feeling much more universal... I'm not a strange artist, not immoderate, a less again crazy (I hope!) ... absolutely not ego-centric (I have never participated to some exposition!)... I'm a simple people... but more intelligent, yes this is true! ahahah
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`anmari has been spreading her infectious positivity throughout our community for over 6 years. Throughout this time Ana has been at the core of all things devious, passionately developing an eclectic gallery, helping organise devmeets, participating in chat events and also recently completed dedicating her time as a Community Volunteer. We are absolutely delighted to bestow the Deviousness Award for May 2013 to `anmari, congratulations! Read More