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Jan 3, 2014, 1:52:21 PM
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burn, burn, burn by agnes-cecile burn, burn, burn by agnes-cecile

From the famous burning monk's pic…
I wanted to extend that image and that moment; these black lines are an invisible energy

black enamel paint and charcoal on canvas 
150cm x 120cm

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Wow okay. Let me start off with how detailed this is. Even though this is only a black (and white) painting, you can see that body shape really clearly and the curvy lines that make up the entire picture. The only part I think isn't that detailed is the head. In my opinion, it looks just ever-so-slightly messy, but it's not bad, don't worry about it!
Embodying the black lines as energy is really creative, it is, and I'm truly jealous I can't put out work like this. The bottom looks pretty cool, where it's slightly smeared and covered up with lines, (energy.) I find this piece really fascinating. :D
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56 out of 56 deviants thought this was fair.

Art is the medium to send messages, and this message is important. The message of the burning buddhist monk is tragic and valuable.
It's a good implementation, with the black colour and the contrast, between the paper and the colour. It makes a feeling of depth and darkness.
The wild splashs are a good technique to make the fire and the black, silent person represent the buddhist monk perfectly.
The splashs are also a good contrast to the silent monk. The fokus is on the splashs, because they take up more space than the silent person, but the monk is darker and flat. So you fokus is on the splashs, but you don't forget the monk. He isn't in the background. I think that's important.
And the title says, what the everybody can see: rage, rage, rage or hurt,hurt,hurt. Thought a buddhist monk can displace his feelings, but the reason of his action is another kind of hurt.
I like it how you placed the splashs. Brighter splashs in the background, darker splashs in the front.
But I think it's disruptive, that there isn't a graceful transistion from the monk and the splashs at some places.

-Vision: all stars, it's a good concept and the fokus is perfect.
-Originality: 4 stars, because I think it is the perfect technique for this concept, and no surprise that you used it.
-Technique: 4 1/2 stars, because of the transistion.
-Impact: all stars, because of the implementation and the feeling it makes.
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gateristas Mar 25, 2014  New member
its only up to you to realise- if this thing is collapsing or being constructed. fantastic! 
crazyruthie Mar 24, 2014   General Artist
powerful. so much emption. :clap:
skullzapper Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Yeah, first thing I thought of was RATM album cover. This is an awesome painting. Well done.
Splitting-Image Mar 10, 2014  New member Professional Photographer
Wow, Words can not describe how I feel when looking at this.  As a Visual Artist myself, I absorb everything I see with great emotion far beyond my potential.  Iconic!!
Powerful. I immediately thought of that famous photo when seeing this, even before I saw the description. Fantastic work.
thelastelanor Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i'm getting this like 3D. 
icmb94 Feb 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
the whole image just flows so well and is a beautiful piece of art
This is Such a strong Image, you did a great job portraying this.
Self immolation in all its intensity and symbolism. The spirit of man carried off in a rebellious cloud of smoke. 
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