The Trouble With Voltaire  by John Dicandia  ( JinnDoW )

Mixed Media on Canvas Paper A3

Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices. – Voltaire

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  • evon ski
    evon skiabout 2 years ago

    Oh my!! wonderful meaty quote. What a sumptuous image. Dang that is SO powerful. Placement, texture, this palette so intriguing. Glad you have this documented at this stage cuz it is very complete to me now . . . will be watching for next generation. :)) It’s like she is in the process of materializing. x

  • Now you can see HIM fully completed! By the time I get around to replying to everyone I have completed my work. It’s just been a habit for me lately to upload work in progress. Voltaire has a smorgasbord of meaty quotes to whet one’s appetite for brain food. : D

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • MoonlightLover
    MoonlightLoverabout 2 years ago

    I agree with Yvonca. It looks complete as is. Voltaire looks so fiendish! Love!! <3

  • Fiendish is good Antzy! I know you enjoy these types! : D

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehabout 2 years ago

    Lovely work John. Voltaire was quite a rebel in his writing as he made satire out of various matters and events – a bit like what you do in your art sometimes ;)

    But it is all relevant. Looking at the upper class for example there is a lot of hidden corruption – the truth of which is revealed through your works as outer layers are peeled away…

  • You’ve hit the nail on the proverbial head Mui-Ling. Thank you for the eloquent comments. : D

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • Xiao T Ye
    Xiao T Yeabout 2 years ago

    Very powerful image,love it!

  • Thank you Xiao, always lovely to see you here. : D

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • annacuypers
    annacuypersabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful work, xo

  • Thank you again Anna. Good to see you. : D

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • montdragon
    montdragonabout 2 years ago

    …oh that thought, decadent, and so perversely delicious in its double entendre of pleasuring the pleasures, whilst cross dressing incognito in thoughts of absurdities…to leash or unleash that mad dog in heat sniff sniffing around posh derrières putting on airs whispering…,“deary bark like a dog…doggy style”….so meow purr purring daintily pussyfooting stealthily…applause applause it looks complete, unless you prefer to gild the lily…huzzah huzzah huzzah!!!…

  • I do love your style of commentary Montdragon. Always a pleasure reading your wonderful banter. : D

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • charliethetramp
    charliethetrampabout 2 years ago

    “it is not enough to conquer one must learn to seduce”
    voltaire he was a man of many quotes
    but maybe there are more smokescreens and mirrors than we realise
    behind the process of what was known as the enlighenment
    androgyny the beauty of not knowing
    great work as always john

  • If my memory serves me correctly I think he did play it both ways Charlie. He was a great wordsmith and social commentator.

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • TheAngelique
    TheAngeliqueabout 2 years ago

    Oh do I love this…sorta knocks the wind of me….how pleasant…

  • I am pleased that it knocked the wind out of you in a nice way. Thank you Angelique. : D

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedabout 2 years ago

    02-07-13 Congratulations!
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  • Thank you KIra.

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

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    Mary Sediciabout 2 years ago

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  • Thank you so much for the feature Mary.

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

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