I can't decide which one is better, there appears a story on my mind but i can't put the nudity on any place of my story, but generally i like them both. There is peace on her face, and the enviroment is fine too but those jars-especially the baby in the jar- lets me feel confused, and the harmony is broken on my mind. As a result your imagine let me think and that is success and inspiration for me. Thank you.
idyll wrote: "Wow, no one wants to address the elephant(s) in the room..." Okay, I will do it. I am NOT trying to start a fight. I am asking a question I do not know the answer to.
Question: begemott, with this painting, are you trying to address the topic of Post-Abortion Syndrome (PAS)? It _seems_ like the painting would lend itself to that interpretation: the woman on the sofa resting up after the procedure, her (former) child in the glass jar above (hanging over?) her head, information on what she has actually done on the floor, the woman herself now sad and exposed.
I would certainly appreciate any insight you have.
The 'information on the floor' looks more like it has a dinosaur or something in the book. Maybe it's a children's book and she had a miscarriage? Miscarriage would be my guess especially in the first pic since the baby is more centrally located. Also in the first version the baby is a lot farther along developmentally. In real abortions the baby is generally not in one piece when it comes out. Though I know that can just be up to artistic interpretation. In this second version it's more or less just among the other jars. So another idea is she just likes keeping animals in jars and somehow got a fetus, and the book on the floor is a general book about fauna.
Wow, no one wants to address the elephant(s) in the room...O.K., I'll say it, I like the tits in the second one...perfect shape, perfect lighting, etc...you can report me to deviantart...in fact, you'd be doing me a favor, I've been trying to close my account for years, but they need to send something to the email address they have on their records to verify it's me, but I don't have that one, anymore, and they won't answer my emails!! Anyway, you're a brilliant artist, I'll say that much, and I hate to treat you with a lack of respect...but I really do like the tits in the second one, for what it's worth...thanks, -RD
This version is more perturbing than the first one to me. I see a continuation of a life story, but a melancholic, almost paralized life. Resignation, loneliness, sadness. The plants are whitered as life seems to be doing. That's what I see. I like both versions, seems like they need each other to tell a story.
I like both versions. The brighter one has a more cheerfully peaceful feel, while the second version has a more quiet, almost melancholy peaceful feel, and the colors look more realistic. Both scenes look like they take place in the afternoon; the first version early-afternoon, while the second is later, closer to evening. The woman in the first version seems to be resting after a long, possibly busy day, and there might still be lots of people and noise coming from outside. In the second version, it seems like the woman could've been spending a quiet day inside, reading (I see the book on the floor), watching TV, etc. I imagine less noise going on outside as people head home, just a few stragglers sticking around at the beach (I imagine this place is near the beach because of the palm tree in the second version).
Either way, I feel like I'd love to visit or live in this place
I like the old one better. That there are only jars in the window and nothing else at all. Also that it's light outside even though it kind of a gloomy picture. Normally I don't I think nakedness is beautiful but this time I like it better with all of her covered under a blanket All in all a really nice picture, little disturbing thoughtful picture
I like the first one too, I find this one a little more moody more solum. Very different feelings the two of them. I like the freshness and the lighting in the other on the baby and the girl. Both are amazing pieces, just different. The story seems stronger in the other one. Perhaps less is more in this instance for me. I am in awe of your work.