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Dissonance One by NightsJester Dissonance One by NightsJester
The first painting in the dissonance series of pieces depicting the self-destructive and counter productive nature of the pursuit of perfection. In this first painting there is a model deteriating under the pressure of becoming closer to the idealization of the feminine form.

The arm representing the loss of control over actions.
The chest being the loss of emotion.
The head being the loss of the sense of self.

These elements coming together to represent the attritive nature of the pursuit of physical perfection through acts that ultimately make it impossible to achieve it.

Done on 24 x 36" canvas in oils over about a week of on and off painting for my painting class.
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Given 2012-12-20
:iconsuvelis:
Suvelis Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
great work
nicely done
:-)
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:iconkurtzan:
Kurtzan Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi ! Your great work is featuring here : [link]
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:iconelsevilla:
elsevilla Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
great work.like the composition
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:iconthandav:
thandav Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
awesome awesome
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nine9nine9 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nice!
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Dulliros Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very impressive picture, that instantly caused a very strong feeling of "memento mori".
You interpretation gives even more food for thought.
:+fav:
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A-C-L Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
I love the concept and the portrayal conveyed that feeling very well I think. Also, your paint handling, composition, and color usage are very nice.
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jlyvers Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A deteriorating feeling of self and control, in the pursuit of idealizations. That makes me think there is no reason for pursuit of....ideals and that is sad, to me. I love the painting and see a richness that does not cooperate with your stated intent. I cant state that in a sentence but I can see it, the hope, confusion and the history of a persons life but those dont do your painting justice. Only the vision really communicates it well. Thank you for sharing and the technical skill, artistic esthetics are wonderful.
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:iconjoeltonongkh:
joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Splendid. I love the contrast and burning effect!
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:iconfroyo11:
froyo11 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
i like the cracking skin! awesome
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:iconsloppygee:
Sloppygee Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
She's a little bony for my taste :) ...seriously though, fantastic painting! ..and congratulations. :clap:
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:iconrguptan:
rguptan Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
awesome concept
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:iconoffermoord:
offermoord Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
such a great concept & above all, damn beautifully done!
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional
very nice job
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:iconkolmec1:
kolmec1 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
very nicely done! Congrats on the DD:bow:
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:iconravens-eye-studio:
Ravens-Eye-Studio Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellent depiction of a ideal that has always bothered me. Your DD is well deserved!!
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MykilAlrz Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
I see this and I think X-rays, then I feel that she may be melting away or falling apart (emotionally). Or, we all the same underneath the skin...

This piece is enjoyable, I wish I could see the art while a write this comment...

Nice work!
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:iconclashe:
Clashe Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Awesome concept!
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:iconscrewed-in-the-head:
Screwed-In-The-Head Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very insightful.
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:iconmellymaltesers:
MellyMaltesers Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student Interface Designer
This is truly brilliant
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dinodragon1234 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
bloody epic
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:iconparya-t:
Parya-T Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
This is really intriguinig! even without the descriptions, I found it very expressive. I would really like to see the rest of the series.
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:iconnightsjester:
NightsJester Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:) It will take awhile for others to be ready but here is one of the sketches. [link] I am not sure if this will actually make it as a fully realized painting.
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Patches67 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll bet a fashion magazine editor would look at this and go "She still needs to lose a little more weight".
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:iconparya-t:
Parya-T Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
Yeah absolutely!
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:iconnightsjester:
NightsJester Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
"Here take this chainsaw and ex-lax.."
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:iconxmjjmoonwalker:
xMJJMoonwalker Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really cool. The symbolism is pretty awesome, too. Well done ^^
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:iconnightsjester:
NightsJester Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm a dank painter so at least the idea got through :) Thanks!
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:iconxmjjmoonwalker:
xMJJMoonwalker Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconsilfur-zehro:
Silfur-Zehro Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is an amazing master piece!
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:iconnightsjester:
NightsJester Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
/flattered
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:iconrazyrsharpe:
razyrsharpe Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Great execution of the idea IMHO.
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:iconmirkomkb:
mirkomkb Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
very good piece!
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Cr2O3 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
love the rectangles everywhere
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:iconnightsjester:
NightsJester Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Geometry is a guilty pleasure. It was a very contentious element in the painting class. Some like the balance it gave it, others thought it interrupted it.
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Oscarliima Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very good and his erotic art.
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JimmyBlaze Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
fucking spooky.

COnceptually excellent, and beautifully executed. Nothing wrong with seeking perfection, as long as it is not in a narcissistic aesthetic sense.
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NightsJester Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Opinions will differ on this. I think its okay to have extremely high standards, its just very easy to become unhealthy about it and let it dominate your life. Anyway thankyou for the compliment!
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MasturbationProcess Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Nice simple concept. I like the pose and how elements work in here, but I'd say you used too much thinner in here. Although I guess this is your style, but it looks like watercolors than oils.
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NightsJester Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You are not the first to bring up the water-color thing though I really did not use much thinner at all(this time..) outside of the underpainting that you can still sorta see in a few spots. I've been trying to figure out what causes this because I actually like thick looking paint though perhaps its just a natural result of working in a very conservative way to preserve my paint supply. >_> stuff is expensive y'know?
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MasturbationProcess Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
I really understand what you're saying. Oil paints cost a lot if you paint a lot. I used to preserve my paints too, using a lot of thinner, although I thought it wasn't that much. If you really think that it's not the thinners fault, than maybe your paints are bad, expired or cheap. In Lithuania we don't have a lot of choice from oil paints, but me and my colleagues use "Master Class" oil paints. There are cheaper paints in big supermarkets, I tried to buy once because I need some paints quickly, but they were really bad, something was off with binder, I don't know, so I used more thinner, but paints looked dirty at the end and very watercolorish. Anyway, good luck with your painting, you have a hand for that.
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PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
:onfire: ... excellent!
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AngelAsura Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
absolutely love it! Extremely creative :)
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ddizzygigglebox Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
love it its perfect!!!
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solid-alcohol Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice. I love the decay.
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:iconkrazykez:
krazykez Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012   General Artist
Great piece of work - very stirring! :O_o:

I can see why you got the DD for this - congratulations! :clap:
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BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on your DD, well deserved from me and your group :iconsoulcollectors:
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NKMitch42 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
That's incredible. Very stirring.
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :heart:
Have a nice day! : )
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:iconnightsjester:
NightsJester Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Aw thanks!
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