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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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Critique by TheRequiem13 Jan 4, 2014, 5:23:27 AM
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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bumblebeeing8 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so incredible- it's so difficult to capture so much emotion with abstraction and in only black and white! LOVE it <3 Thanks for posting this!
discoblitz Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
A thoughtful interpretation of a very powerful and important photo. The lines coming off give a sense of the chaos of the flames on his body and makes me think of his mediation being the constant through the pain he must have experienced. I agree the lines also seem like the energy escaping his body. Well done.
AnNyssaArtByYante Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I "followed" you from Facebook actually. (Decided to start a page on DeviantArt myself.) I absolutely love your work, especially these types - when you just throw the paint and smear charcoal and suddenly, a masterpiece appears. Gorgeous!
gateristas Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
its only up to you to realise- if this thing is collapsing or being constructed. fantastic! 
crazyruthie Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014   Traditional Artist
powerful. so much emption. :clap:
skullzapper Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  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!!
conman--87 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Powerful. I immediately thought of that famous photo when seeing this, even before I saw the description. Fantastic work.
dannyartti Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
Great work!!
thelastelanor Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i'm getting this like 3D. 
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