Remember me on this computer
Maria Xagorari
About this artwork
Title
Journey
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
h.60cm w.80cm d.0cm
Completed
Aug 2007
Artist

Maria's Description: Life's course changes a man. These changes occure on a chess board. The moves that a man makes are a counteraction to the moves of the adversary. The adversary has more often than not the form of a parent's ghost or that of a past self.

This is about the background of the intention behind the painting. Now the painting as such is another story. I am trying to find the most apropriate form for what I want to express. I will most probably run into it by chance. Wish me luck.

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Comments
Maria
2007-08-26 13:20

Ok, I will tell you what I don't like about this painting. When I look at it I can't help but think of old, film advertising posters. And their function was purly narrative.

Pure narration -no good. (At least artists have been taught this for decades.)
But then again I could cite many very narrative masterpieces. Plus mexican murals (thanks, dear Karen).

Where am I going wrong?

Anne
2007-10-30 15:54

I don't think the function of old film posters was to narrate, they aimed to give a glimpse of, a peek at a story that you would want to see. Medieval paintings aimed to tell the whole story, later on painters would encapsulate the story in one captured moment. But, in both cases, everyone knew the story anyway, so now we are into illustration. Narration is as fit a subject for painting as anything. If the ghostly faces were painted out one would be interested in the man, the painting would "work" Good luck with it.

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