Black Swan by Anthea  Slade

Black Swan featured in Paint Book 31 October 2011

Black Swan featured in Paint Book 31 August 2011

Black Swan featured in Artists Universe 22 August 2011

Black Swan featured in Shameless Self-Promotion 22 August 2011

Black Swan was drawn with ink and acrylic paint on the 21 August 2011.

Black Swan is the 10th of my Top 10 Movies Series

Natalie Portman gives a performance of her lifetime as Nina, a talented but dangerously unstable ballerina on the verge of stardom. Pushed to breaking point by her driven artistic director (Vincent Cassel) and the threat posed by a seductive rival dancer (Mila Kunis), Nina’s grip on reality starts to slip away. As the pressure builds Nina’s all-consuming obssession spins out of control, plunging her into a nightmare that will threaten not only her sanity but her life.

Creating art and writing is like breathing to me, it keeps me alive. If I stop creating my world shrinks and contracts. When I start to create again it expands and is filled with colour. I feel whole. To create is to be completely, unabashedly alive.

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  • jyruff
    jyruffover 3 years ago

    Beautiful and mood provoking work

  • Joseph thank you for lovely comment on my Black Swan.

    – Anthea Slade

  • banrai
    banraiover 3 years ago

    again great ink draw/paint Anthea

  • Banrai thank you so very much for great comment.

    – Anthea Slade

  • TryadDestiny
    TryadDestinyover 3 years ago

    Nice emotions you get across well done

  • Paul thank you so much.

    – Anthea Slade

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisover 3 years ago


  • Anna thank you so very much.

    – Anthea Slade

  • TeAnne
    TeAnneover 3 years ago

    Nice work.

  • TeAnne thank you so much.

    – Anthea Slade

  • wormink
    worminkover 3 years ago

    set the mood tennsion brood but far from crude …….I’m wading in the shading

  • Thank you very much for great poem :)

    – Anthea Slade

  • Elisabeta Hermann
    Elisabeta Hermannover 3 years ago

    Excellent work, mty dearest Anthea!
    Full of emotion, drama, and very, very well done!!!

  • Betty thank you for this beautiful and wonderful comment my dear friend.

    – Anthea Slade

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindover 3 years ago

    Ohh, have not yet seen this movie! Beautiful art! One I need to see and soon! XOXOXOXOXXOXO

  • Thank you so much Shar. I think you will like this one too :)

    – Anthea Slade

  • RosaCobos
    RosaCobosover 3 years ago

    As I would say….
    always a grip from another soul, to take us out of the usual path of development.
    I have not the film…one day I will do it… but see that you have taken good care in express the crackling or splitting sense of her pains…the triad of Inferno emerging from the rooting into the deepest. It remembers me James Hillman´s theory about Soul making…Soul always grows into the inside..rooting from heaven to earth….even to the verge of self-anihilation it is needed…and one cannot do it otherways…unless there is a Guardian Angel to see that pathway and can drive our soul with an inner light…and understand the love that Soul is bringing to our Self for the realization. Hards ways….perfectly painted by your sensibility.

  • Oh dear Rosa this is a perfect and deeply insightful description of what is happening to the Black Swan. The crackling or splitting sense of her pains…the triad of inferno emerging from teh rooting into the deepest. I hope you get to see this movie it is indeed very psychologically and emotionally intense film and so beautifully acted by Natalie Portman. Have a lovely weekend and thank you for writing this so beautiful comment.

    – Anthea Slade

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...over 3 years ago

    Your art is so uniquely you…..excellent work wahini

  • kj thank you so much for lovely words.

    – Anthea Slade

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