Poses and Cuddles

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The Child and the Brat by Justin CraunThe Child and the Brat by Justin Craun

A modern girl child is portrayed cuddling her pet; a toss between a Koala and a cat, which; depends on the viewer. The girl stares candidly at the photographer, as if challenging him/her to “Come onnnn…..make that pretty.” and poses delicately seemingly trying to help whoever is taking the picture in creating a very appealing candid depiction.

From where does outspokenness stem?

Children especially the ones called “Brats” have a world and word of their own. They don’t seem to heed anybody but their own self judgment and rule. Lay down rules; they always will find a way of shirking those. “Brats” are a law on their own, and they are not afraid to say so; in your face.

The scene is arranged; what is lacking is the subject.  But where is the subject? She came rushing in holding an irate Koala, told to leave what she is cuddling at the sides, stares at you hard and say “No way.” 

Youth with Guitar and Two Girls

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JF22561Youth with Guitar and Two Girls (Attributed to Giorgio Giorgione, 1477 to 1510)

We don’t know an awful lot about Giorgione, except that he was born in a small town not far from Venice, Italy `where he served an apprenticeship. In those days artists mainly painted pictures that illustrated stories in the Bible, or portraits of the powerful, rich and famous that supported them.

By the time that he was twenty-two he was already doing work for the Chief Magistrate of Venice which was a great honour. By all accounts, he was ‘person of distinguished and romantic charm; and a great lover and musician given to sensuous and imaginative grace touched with poetic melancholy’. He met Leonardo da Vinci when he visited Venice and worked together with Titian on several frescoes.

The picture I chose is attributed to Giorgione. This is because the Great Plague cut him off in the prime of his life when he was only thirty-three. Titian completed his work in progress while others claimed his art as their own. There are perhaps half a dozen we are sure about. And this picture? Well, the young man looks so much like a claimed self-portrait that I wonder whether this is not perhaps the young Giorgio Giorgione growing up in his native village, and hoping to seduce young ladies with his charms.

Burdened Smile

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Louisa at Divisadero by Mildred HowardLouisa at Divisadero by Mildred Howard

An image of a pensive beautiful young woman is depicted in the picture with an open and torn paper bag representing the crown of her head, filled with nonsense represented by rubbish falling from it.

What is symbolized by rubbish?

In the modern world where we live today, younger generation are exposed to the almost nonsensical effects that are being fostered by conveniences, way of life and technology. Values and traditions and the age old love for hard work and discretion are now being wrecked by slothfulness and incursion afforded to anybody who dared enough to attempt a crack. And that’s what filled the existence and judgments of our young today.

The set and ideas are presented in alternating vibrant and subdued details, comprehending lucid perceptions of the presented concepts are relinquished unto the personalities that come to view the arranged set.

Delineated Ambiguity

Delineated Ambiguity

An oil painting on paper of an abstract with sensual undertones so subtly suggests that innocence and awareness are delineated by the single dividing line.Ambiguity … read more

Summertime

Summertime

I breathe in the salty air and it fills my lungs with a sence of calmness. Everything is fine, I can smell it. I feel the hot sand beneath my feet. I leave footsteps in the … read more

Caught Unawares

Caught Unawares

Sleepless Nights, by TuHongtao A doll like figure of a girl leaning over an unmade bed, wistfully staring at nothing while a huge vista is offered to her by a fully opened glassed … read more

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