The painter's model in front of the mirror by Ina Mar

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ink and ink remover on paper
Main figure inspired by Otto Mueller’s “Drei Akte vor dem Spiegel” (1912)


self portrait, illusions, obsessions, mirror, puppet, doll, model, painters model

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  • mmargot
    mmargotalmost 3 years ago

    Don’t know how it could be better : made me giggle in a sort of recognition….
    Funny how all the beautiful light is on the paper-doll model.

  • Thank you so much for your nice words! This is just a quick webcam photo, but I see that the lighting turned out to be interesting… Thanks!

    – Ina Mar

  • donnamalone
    donnamalonealmost 3 years ago

    Great series Ina

  • Michele Meister
    Michele Meisteralmost 3 years ago

    Tolle Arbeit Ina !!

  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Sladealmost 3 years ago

    Gorgeous artistic work Ina. You have a beautiful imagination.

  • kenroome
    kenroomealmost 3 years ago

    This one took me a while to see into, but I liked it from the start. For me it begs the question we all have, "does the artist (society) really see me? Or am I just a bunch of parts to be shaped into someone’s idea of what they want for themselves? Really thoughtful art.

  • Thank you so much Ken! Yes, I like your interpretation! The artist sees what they want and interprets the model through his/her own eyes and experiences. After that, the public sees and interprets the artist’s vision through THEIR own eyes and experiences. What is left of the model’s appearance but also of their essence and inner world after the artist and the public has used it for their own interpretations and purposes?
    I also wanted to speak about beauty. From right to left, the way we feel, the face we show to society, and the bare truth (the doll model on the left, missing its wig – see picture below).

    – Ina Mar

  • WoolleyWorld
    WoolleyWorldalmost 3 years ago

    I agree! a “great imagination” indeed…..wonderful series!

  • Clo Sed
    Clo Sedalmost 3 years ago

    so symbolic
    like the poet and his muse
    muse are powerfull…. dangerous sometimes…
    but what would be the world without them……

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawover 2 years ago

    Click on the banner to go straight to the permanent feature gallery.

    Anna, Sybille and Jenifer xox

  • Thank you so much for the feature, Anna.

    – Ina Mar

  • DionNelson
    DionNelsonover 2 years ago

    What a fantastic piece!! You say so much with such beauty!!

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