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thought in metastasis by agnes-cecile thought in metastasis by agnes-cecile

pensiero in metastasi

oil, watercolor and pen on canvas
60cm x 80cm

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Critique by Hilson97 Apr 18, 2012, 9:16:26 AM
This is a really beautiful piece. The colour and tone contrasts highly, creating an interesting effect to look at. I love the distorted realism in the face and arms, and the subtle purple really works. The only thing I don't like is the white background. I think a lot more could have been done here, it shows potential. But aside from that, it's beautiful. It really speaks, the girl looking right at the viewer. The arm looks controlling, like it's strangling her. Overall I think the piece is very effective, and I love the splash of colour around her shoulder!
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Well, to start, I might say that I see this piece of artwork as bizarrely beautiful. I don´t know if the horror was your intention, but at the same time it freaks me, giving me goosebumps because it gets to be beautiful at the sime time. By the title, and the aspect, I would say that this piece talks about the bad things that start so small but at some point we see all over us, as a metastasis would spread from place to place causing harm. By the colours and technique, I would say that you were trying to take something beautiful out of it, speaking something like "don´t hide your defects, they are part of you". This is my interpratation, and for me, it´s what makes this piece worth criticizing. Only you could say something otherwise.
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mytacis Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
I can't even begin to explain how much I love this picture. I love the odd face and even the weird shape of the arm, I love the colors and the geometric shapes, and the shiny feeling of it all. 
There is an emotion in it that speaks really intensely to me on a personal level. I just love love love it!
Bladeninja76 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't often see pink in grey and I love both the details of the woman's face and how she's being hugged. It's as if she feels like an alien (becausse of the skin colors) but is being comforted.
theinvisiblegurl Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013   Interface Designer
I had finally hit rock bottom this helped me back to my feet now there is no turning back no pressure just check it out
jcraice Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I am finally became Boss
Szuchie0G Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
all your work ive seen so far is so amazing..
MalignantSelfLove Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing details
Good-Anime Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student
Absolutely stunning!!
Dodo-Bahzad Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow COOL
detourhk Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
very nice
joaolucas88 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
che colori..
amirhoseyn Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
i love ur gallery so so so beatiful <3 soooooooo coooooooooooooooooooooooooooool <3 best wishes
canpassion Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
:clap: Wonderful... :star: :star: :star: :star: :star: J'adore. :) :love: :heart:
vicky-the-squirrel Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These pink triangle things look useless on this picture, I don't like them. I love the face of that girl and her emotion, she looks beautiful, and that's why I'll give you a fav. ^^
Screamingartist99 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
my thoughts on the triangles....."metastasis" is a word that most usually is connected to cancer. As I look at the triangles, I see the tiny malignant cells multiplying, spreading. They can't be seen, but they are felt...with every once of emotion in the heart and soul of the one providing a home for those cells . Always the foreground of that person's thoughts. And somewhere inside, there just might be that tiny group of cells that can't be fought, no matter how hard the body tries....and creates the solid triangle (right side) that becomes REAL. Too real. Too real to go unnoticed. That's what I instantly saw in the painting when I read the title. Also, someone once told me that as soon as an artist shares her work, her title of that piece is only hers. In sharing, she have given "away", so to speak, the rights to that title. Everyone who views, studies and is affected by a particular piece of art, will have their own personal interpretation of what it means to them, what they see and feel, therefore will give the piece their very own title.
vicky-the-squirrel Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, I didn't know what "Metastatis" is. That's an interesting thought, now I can imagine all those triangles are multiplying and covering the picture.
asemharun Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
mac2010 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Seriously cool work!! :)
ARatherPleasantFear Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Puzzling, oddly disturbing, but it keeps drawing my eye to look at it. I guess I'd say... somehow, haunting, and poignant. Like something's holding on, and won't let go, she doesn't really seem to want 'it' to... But how healthy that is...

Ah, I'm no one to judge... It could just as well be a moment of tender sweetness, torn and misunderstood. So many interpretations. It depends on whether it's fantastical, or metaphorical, I suppose...

Pretty, and haunting.
Hatiapi Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist
Dr-Cruz Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dont quite know how you managed to capture the anatomy in the fashion that you did... But I would call this one... one of your better pieces... Its translucent like water color... but solid like oil. Well Done! would never think to mix the media in this fashion... but it does make its point... Very Well Done... Subject, and vision (where its going, or what are you trying to say) should be your next focal point. I will keep my eyes open to you... Go for it!
ricconn Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful painting, i love the expression on the girls face
HybridRABBIT Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student Artist
I Love your works... They all are amazing...!!!
bearpolar Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
I don't know why but the man reminds me of the rabbit. It's like alice trapped in wonderland... a sinister one ...
jared1402 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
gÚnial !
nikkiHeart2424 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
beautiful very beautiful
Artenyx Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
beautiful piece of work. :)
blooper031 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student General Artist
muy bueno
Leonetta96 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
out of the world *-*
kmnfive Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Sheila280792 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Mi sono accorta ora che sei italiana, ti sembrerÓ esagerato ma mi sento orgogliosa nell'essere italiana sapendo che posso condividere la mia nazionalitÓ con artisti meravigliosi come te!
Questo disegno Ŕ fantastico, ma potrei dirlo anche di tutti gli altri perchŔ sono spettacolari!
Sei tremendamente brava!

Continua cosý!
fatima77kamali Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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Scorchyz Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Stunning <3
Annacalleja Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love this so so much ...its amazing and beatiful! if i ever become half as creative ill be so grateful :D
mjdavis6703 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
I always thought watercolor and pen worked nicely together..but oils?? This is mindblowing work, I love it.
kalitulih Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
5Anne5 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
how do you make a smooth transition in watercolour and oil?
BalladForMyLove Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
I don't know if I'm correct.. but it seems as though the 'man' is thought.. it is just like when you have a thought happy or sad.. the feeling spreads through.. I think it explains thought in 'metastasis'
bruderartcore Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow best art...i like your watercolor effect
bruderartcore Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow world class.
pinkrabbitdrawings Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
damn this are good pictures, so this is all watercolor then. its amazing
toogoodartist Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
What a beautiful pic
dan711 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
this is amazing
Tsukiakariko Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I absolutely love this. What I took away from this, was the girl needed consolation and was protected when she was scared. But when he started to fade away, she was scared that she wouldn't have consolation anymore, and she is left with the same fright, not wanting him to go, and not wanting to be alone. There's a lot more to it but that's the jist of what I got from this. I love the colors and the technique used to get the point across. Lovely <3
IReallyWannaKnow Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful--how did you get the watercolor to act normal on canvas?
Laenri Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
I found you on youtube and was wondering if you had a recording of you doing this? I really love it @_@
starrynienna Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is exactly how I feel at the moment.
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