celestina beauty jover
This is beautiful. I can’t believe how well it works and how quietly dramatic it is. If there’s a story behind it I’d love to hear it.
i was thinking about beauty and what it all means (a big question for a little brain like me, i am easily confused) i had no answer, but i noted how even the most idealised perception of beauty tries to ‘think’ it is flexible or able to encompass many moods/looks and ideas, but really it is so generic and un forgiving…..just one little tweak and the whole idea of beauty is challenged…..i didn’t know how to show this without being totally obvious or stereo typical…then i happened onto a lesser known early work of Pablo Picasso (actually a masterpiece really) called Celestine, it shows an old woman with a dead eye….and i thought about how picasso was trying to perhaps deal with exactly the same thing….this old woman was to many i am sure somewhat grotesque (these are just ideas and opinions of my own of course i could be wrong but i filter art without description, i make my own judgements, senarios and stories around them…) i found her to be beautiful and interesting…so i simply decided to draw this old woman as a young lady. :) i think her beautiful as well….i was not sure i would post her for the fear of people thinking i was trying to fish for a sensational response, so thank you Tuliptree for doing exactly as i hoped, for having heart and for asking a question i admire and wanted to jot down….perfect first comment (happy if it is the only one :) for it is just right).
She probably has two souls……..Poignant.
:) beautiful comment.
Dramatic stuff Loui. Love the way you’ve done her hair.
beautifully done and i love your explanation
You write and draw bautifully
Lovely work – but does she see the beauty of all with the other?
really wonderful to hear your build up to this piece loui…xo
wow how provocative….so much to consider, sublime art, Loui
This requires her story to be told…..we look at her and she begins with." I was once upon a time someone who knew….Brilliantly evocative art….. instant fav xx
Dark and deep. Awesome.
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