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200? colour pencils, gel ink pen on paper
color pencils, gel ink pen, paper, surrealism
A self-taught artist from Tomsk, Russia
I have goosebumps with this one. We get old not wanting to and there is an innocent child drawing the burial ground. This one has left me with a haunting spirit. Well done.
I appreciate your comment, Iris
– Sergei Rukavishnikov
As I said, I was so haunted by this piece of art that it got me thinking about what it might mean to you. I started searching and then got the real meaning of the drummer boy. His innocence was lost at the battle as he saw men die before him and heard the horror of gunshots. He grew old dying as a boy.
You may very well be right, Iris. I just never drew the temporal line between these two characters. This is not the first time when drums show up in my art and, certainly not the last. http://www.redbubble.com/people/surr/works/8649...The motivation of it is still unrevealed, but it would be interesting to analyze :-)
I just saw the art. As I said, to me the drums in that scene means the vitality and force man has. The way it is displayed here, they have stopped their drumming to looking at their prey. The sneers say it all. She is very delicate, I think waiting to fight them off with only a feather? Another great piece of art.
I have to appreciate your perception once more, Iris. It means a lot to me.
This is a very thought worthy piece of art, especially with the previous comments giving me a better understanding. I love that the aging wasn’t pointed out too clearly with a temporal line.
Thank you for your comment. I used to think it’s a separate work with no connection to the others. Just for information: “sleep” and " dream" have only one equivalent word in Russian, thus the title has a dual meaning, when the drummer is depicted dreaming while asleep.
Superb as you are always… revelation is left to the viewer to dig deep..deep…yet another classic creation Sergei
Thank you, Suresh. I sincerely believe any viewer can dig deeper than I do, moreover, one may find out one’s own depth never known before.
07-11-12 Congratulations!Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE
Thank you very much, Kira
Thank you very much, Heather