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insomnia by agnes-cecile insomnia by agnes-cecile

insomnia -
I am blinded by images that I can't reorder
this whole night is losing all meaning
hour after hour





insonnia -
Sono accecata da immagini che non riesco a riordinare
tutta questa notte sta perdendo significato
ora dopo ora



watercolor and ecoline on paper
50 cm x 70 cm




detail - work in progress
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This image struck me and drew me in. As an insomniac, this immediately hit uncannily close to home. The scarce background and way the character is holding their hands combined with the way the ink makes them look detached and ambiguous is perfect. The intense stare really captures the intensity and frustration of insomnia. Something about the black lines connecting the figure to the bottom of the page is unsettlingly accurate. The contrast between the bare whiteness of the page and the blackness of the lines really sharpens the area between being awake and being asleep, where insomnia takes people. I think this piece is beautiful and powerful. Your style is incredible, and I definitely look forward to seeing more of your work.
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As Aristotle said once: "The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance." This image not only caught my attention because of the outward appearance which describes for itself suffering, psychotic disorder and lack of sleep, but the concept itself sends a message of the feeling of insomnia and some other psychiatric illness, I feel identified with the character. it might not be the best critique ever, and it might not be as consistent as other, but all I can tell is that criticism is not always a bad thing! so keep up your work! ARTIST!
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BronzeAthlete Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've just seen this in today's newsfeed. Think your works been stolen cos they haven't given the resource of deviation. 

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JennyKnight Jul 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This gave the chills :D great work!
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vlherron Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow. this painting has such an impact on anyone who sees it. i suffer from insomnia :sleep: and sometimes it truly feels like this. :eye:

wonderful painting :)
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thedarkdefender01 Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You just became my favorite deviant!
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:iconsagoo16:
Why canīt I buy this one ?
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:iconsagoo16:
This is so good, canīt describe it with words <3
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:iconderrickthedamned:
This is great, and a true representation of insomnia. >.< kudos
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:icondarryljnyc:
wow, I'd love to write a score for this image alone. I'm gonna cook something up. this is huge!
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AbstractWorld16 Feb 11, 2013  Student General Artist
I can completely relate to this.... CURSE INSOMNIA
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crooked-clockwork Jan 30, 2013   General Artist
You've been featured in my Art of the Week poll!
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