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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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Suvelis Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
great work
nicely done
:-)
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Kurtzan Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi ! Your great work is featuring here : [link]
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elsevilla Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
great work.like the composition
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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
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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joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Splendid. I love the contrast and burning effect!
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froyo11 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
i like the cracking skin! awesome
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