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The pain of cluster headache by agnes-cecile The pain of cluster headache by agnes-cecile
IMPORTANT: For ANY use of this image ask the permission to ARTe CLUSTER PROJECT ( 
I made this painting for a project about Cluster Headache (for info….
I was contacted by Al.ce Cluster Europe… to create this piece of art for it to be exposed in their art gallery dedicated to such disease.
The coordinator of the forementioned association, Claudio Geraci, requested some paintings for him about the topic, where as the first painting was the burden, this is the pain.

Copyright Claudio Geraci

Acrylic and liquid watercolor on paper. (100cm x 70cm)
video of the painting:…

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As much as I love the message and the idea you are attempting to portray, I feel like the face is a little bit lost in the surrounding chaos; which I should note, represents the pain and anguish of cluster headaches brilliantly, through your use of aggressive brush strokes.

Firstly, I'd suggest trying a 50/50 mixture of brown and blue rather than pure black - this could give the piece a bit more of a bite and more depth. And you could maybe use a higher ratio of red to create a deep, dark, purple-ish tone.

Secondly; possibly starting on a washy ground, perhaps a mid tone of red like you have in the top right to suggest layers in both the piece and the degrees of pain for suffers of such mysterious disease.

Good job nonetheless! :D I'm an admirer of your work
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Critique by alevkov Jan 24, 2012, 11:39:06 AM
I love your work, I could watch it all day - that s a fact. Now days you ave to search for an critiquable work like for 20 minutes, but when it comes to your art every piece is worth taking some time. So, yes this is wonderful, realy well done. The face itself reminds me of a picture of Bob Marley, kinda brilliant job done there. The hair nd all other details are fiting the project s concept. Just the technique itself deserves a high rating, but the end product tops everything. Realy, i wouldn t be suprised if ya read somethere that other artists have found inspiration coz of your artwork.
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As I wrote, I've done my expression Scream | Pain of inner blackness based on this astonishing piece. It's considered like practice and honor, not robbing. Thank You
TheNagamTime Jun 19, 2012  Student General Artist
i really love the expression, inspiring.
jkryan63 Mar 17, 2012   Filmographer
I have headaches in the same family as cluster for the past 12 years, and this is the best representation of what that kind of chronic pain attack does to a human being. Thank you, for now I have something I can show to people that they can somehow understand what we go through.
And I agree the most with the critique by Rhonalex. As I am in intense pain right now and cannot think I cannot critique this except to say that when I saw both paintings, it broke my heart to see my pain right in front of me and it makes my soul hurt because of how terrible the suffering is and how many of us suffer.
superbe image
DarkSpawn95 Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just awesome =)
Its like my emoutions know...
I really like this painting)
You cool))
adrianvel13 Jan 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Only 0.1% of the population has Cluster headaches... And I heard the pain is so unbearable that people commit suicide from it. You expressed his pain so amazingly that i can feel a bit of sadness looking at it. This is such amazing work and i agree with keytan, I like how you don't use too much color in your pieces.
F0ggi Jan 27, 2012  Student General Artist
I love how the colors match the emotion of this painting.
tulioarmenio Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
love this one!
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