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Le portrait est merveilleusement équilibrée. le format carré (600x580) rappele la symbolique du nombre 4 (feminin et passif).
Il donne aussi une idée de volume (relief) et suggere la matérialité, le solide, le concret, le réel, la stabilité.
La dominante rouge évoque le sang, le vin, le feu, la révolte et contraste avec la blancheur diaphane du visage (innocence, virginité) et la signification symbolique du carré (matérialité).
Enfin le souci quasi-maniaque de la symétrie parfaite du visage évoque les productions artistiques des arts primitifs, de certains artistes de l'art brut et du thème du double.
Cette symétrie donne au visage le caractère "inexpressif" et hypnotique de la Gorgone Medusa dont le regard pétrifiait quiconque la regardait intensément.
Le modèle est parfait, très bien préparé (maquillage, cheveux se refermant sur un visage devenu immobile, innaccessible et immortel).
Le titre est bien choisi par rapport à l'aspect symétrique de la photo, mais j'aurai préféré un titre moins conventionnel et moins provocateur ou un nom propre plus ambigue comme "Adam" (Adam fut formé de la terre - à l'époque considérée comme carrée - prise a ses quatre extrémités. Dieu, pour perpétuer cette origine plaça une étoile à chacun des 4 points cardinaux: à l'orient, Anatolé; Dusis à l'occident; Arctos au nord et Mezenobris au midi. En réunissant les 4 premières lettres de ces étoiles, on trouve le nom d'Adam.
Bravo et Merci de m'avoir fait revoir ma mythologie lol.

I try with "Google translate"
The portrait is beautifully balanced. square format (600x580) reminded the symbolism of the number 4 (feminine and passive).
It also gives an idea of ​​volume (relief) and suggests materiality, solid concrete, the reality, the stability.
Dominant red signifies the blood, wine, fire, rebellion and sheer contrast with the whiteness of the face (innocence, virginity) and the symbolic meaning of the square (materiality).
Finally, the almost maniacal desire the perfect symmetry of face evokes the artistic productions of primitive art, some artists of art brut and the theme of the double.
This symmetry gives the face character "expressionless" and hypnotic Gorgon Medusa whose gaze petrified anyone looked intensely.
The model is perfect, very well prepared (makeup, hair closing on a face become immobile, inaccessible and immortal).
The title is well chosen in relation to the symmetrical appearance of the picture, but I would have preferred a title less conventional and less provocative or more ambiguous as more proper name "Adam" (Adam was formed of the earth - then considered square - has taken its four corners. God, to perpetuate the origin placed a star in each of the 4 cardinal points: the east, Anatole Dusis to the west, north and Arctos Mezenobris south. combining the first 4 letters of these stars, we find the name of Adam.
Congratulations and thanks for making me see my mythology lol
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rukibunny Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful contrast.
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waw amazing work!!
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Your work is featured here:… :meow:
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May I please sketch this?
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It's like a prison of flesh..
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Hey, I featured this in my feature Je ne sais quoi #18. Hope you enjoy! Thanks :]
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Butterflymyworld Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Ahhhhh. This is so mysterious! The gaze tells so much and seems rather innocent, but the lips and feathers somehow seem threatening.
Can I make a drawing of this? ;w;
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You made my day ^^ thanx
Lynja Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art is so beautiful!!, so many faces in one :) and all beautiful in one or another way :) I can not believe how many different beautiful makeups you have here. Do you make them all yourself? And how do you care for your skin between it all? If I did these beautiful things to my face all the time I would end up looking like a raisin ( beacauce I am terrible at removing makeup in a good way :( )
Oh and this one should get a DD if it has not all ready..
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I put some portraits in my favs, but all are amazing !!!
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wonderful work
queen of hearts?
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One of my faves for sure!
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but most of all, it's just nice!
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winter western geisha look?
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Insanely striking. It's hard to look away.
Nanas95 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
really amazing ! i love your work there so much emotions on these women's faces ! i love it !!mysterious, scaring but beautiful in the same time ! Congratulations ^^
But just one question are they real this eyes ? because they're incredible XD i'm so jealous :p
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The EYES. This is spectacular work
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This is sheer perfection!Wow. Amazing work! You just blew my mind. Definitely watching! :)
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Your work is truy
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Is this real..? ITS AMAZING.
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Beautiful. The colours are brilliant
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I love your pictures they are really creative! really loving them
rusrick Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Reminds me of the costuming for the musical, CATS...just no cat makeup and whiskers. Beautifully done. Ever thought of having one model portraying different types of animals? the cat, of course, but maybe also a beautiful snake, a squirrel, a horse or unicorn?
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*--* Cool and awesome!! Good job :clap: I love it!!
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I wish you were in Sydney so I could assist you! Your work is amazing!
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Hello! I dont have a working computer right now, but once my computer starts working again, is it alright if I try and make a digital portrait of this picture? I absolutely LOVE this and really want to try and paint it. I would of course credit you for the original photo
gingersnapm Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
love this sooo muchh
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I really don't know how you do it! You should make a tutorial!
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I like this one!
thedollcollector Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
strikingly unqiue, yet at the same time very classic
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Toda tu galería es impresionante, no puedo decidir por un favorito porque todo lo que vi lo es. Un gusto ver esos retratos tan llenos de contraste.
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Hello, your work has been selected to be in #Genuine-ART's Featured Corner.
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katr14 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Stunning! I can´t say anything negative O.O

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i definetly love the feeling you put to all of your pictures you create an emotive atmosphere creo que sois de españa felicitaciones, como es que cambias el color de ojos
? o usas lentes de contacto?
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simply breathtaking !!!
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Incredible stunning, like it! :clap: :+fav:
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I have featured this piece in my journal
Shahanara Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011   Photographer
This piece just led me to your gallery. Amazing work and for someone so young! You are bound for greatness. <3
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