In your request for a new name to replace Sisters may I suggest Mirage--though for the life of me I'm not sure why. Evocative to say the least though I am far from being an art expert (comic book and pulp art has forever ruined me in that area).
Very nice StLukes. I particularly like the woman who's back is toward us. There's is something very dignified in her posture.
I can really appreciate the perspective. It reminds me somewhat of those carefully designed rooms (optical illusions) where you look big at one end and small at the other, though here the sisters are so close I can't see a huge difference.
I'm really impressed with the effect you have created by ripping away the gold so it looks like it has been weathered by time. (I'm sure the material was expensive, so I am so happy for you the effect works so well)
The pattern looks like something which really exists as a beaten part of history on the wall behind the figures, a part of the wall and not just something in the artwork.
I'll show this to my wife, who's a bookbinder and artist too. I think she might like to see it.
And such luxurious colour. What a warm and wonderful orange behind the seated figures.
I'm sorry if I've concentrated on the background, because the whole painting is just simply wonderful, but I find the room so interesting. For me the figures develop the perspectives and depth of the corner of the room.
I like it. I'm not sure what my mom would say if she walked in my room when I was viewing these though...
I don't know that much about Wyeth, but from what I've seen he may be my favorite contemporary painter. I love these you posted. I will have to find the time to learn about his work and his life. Thank you StLukes and Riesa.
thank you very much for posting this. I have always felt close to Christina's World, I never saw her as romantic, her hands reminded me of how I imagine my grandmother's might have been, raw, illused, and starved. I often gaze through the window of the old family print of Groundhog Day that sits on my piano. He is an artist to be revered and missed.
there is only one word i can think of Amazing.
Thanks for all the comments. No... I do not work from a live model. I first work out the complete drawing of the figure until I am absolutely set upon this. I then build the rest of the painting around the figure which I do not render up until the very final stage of the work. My figures are built upon photographic references... often 2 or three different photographs... as well as my personal knowledge thanks to 5+ years of life drawing, anatomy, physiology. I am in process of talking with a model at a local college art department... but I think I would still end up working with photographic references because of the way I work. The figures are idealized... not unlike a Renaissance painter's, rather than being specific portraits of an individual... which demands more time spent with the actual sitter.
Wow, these are amazing Stlukes. You are very talented.
Oh my- these are gorgeous. While they do have a certain Klimpt tone to them, they are extremely original. Lovely work!
Another lovely addition. Your attention to detail in making them looked aged and weathered is amazing. It creates a stunning affect in your art, and somhow lends more weight to its appeal. Do you paint from models to help get proper proportions?
andave ya... Initially these works... and the predecessors in the series... were inspired by the famous (infamous) Indian sculpture on the Kandariya Mahadeva Temple (and others like it). I was stunned not so much by the erotic nature of the work... but by the fact that it was so openly presented in a religious context. Building upon that idea I began to look at the paintings of Klimt which in many ways are erotic icons. I began to build upon this bringing into the mix imagery or elements borrowed from Persian, medieval, early-Renaissance, Japanese Ukiyo-e and other art. Thanks for the comment.
I second that. Very beautiful. All of them. I think I like your last the best, though the solo one standing is a very close second. I do think that praying (if that's what she's doing) position is striking.
I was going to ask, why is she praying in the nude?? That's just a little unexpected . She is beautiful. All your paintings are .
Wow, this one may even be better. You don't give the scale of the triptyches. I assume they are large to contain such scope.
That The Garden of Earthly Delights reminds me of a few college parties. But seriously, I really like these works. I've never paid attention to Bosch. He's a fine painter.
Very nice. I definitely like paintings with a narrative.