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Topic: my Parisian man's painting. i call it "dead mermaid"  (Read 1832 times)
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« on: January 18, 2008 04:37:20 AM »

hey everyone.
my boyfriend, Cedric Charleuf, is an artist out here in Paris, and i love this painting so much that i had to show you all. sadly my camera is a bit ancient so the pictures don't really do it justice but you do get the general gist of the colours/richness/sadness of the work. right, enough waffling.

i'd love to hear your thoughts
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2008 05:16:46 AM »

 her face is really awesome, and quite elegantly creepy.. it reminds me of Christopher Shy's White Wolf illustrations

..a bit of a minor point.. I find it  her collarbones very distracting.. for a few reasons..  you're looking down on her but up on them, they're extremely defined,  they don't meet at the sternum, and she has no pit of the neck (the bony articulation between the calvical and sternum) which is a bigger indent than the clavical ...also where her sterno-cleido-mastoid intersects with her trapezeus on her neck looks a little strange too a little like the cardasians from star trek.. the major jump in temperature is awkward too.. probly would work better to go for cooler colours in the neck and shoulders than warmer to draw attention to the face.. right now I get the impression that she was boiled except for her face

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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2008 06:32:14 AM »

I'm moved by it. It's like you can feel how soft her face is. If you/ he did want criticism, I don't so much have a problem with the collarbones but the lines to the left (my left) look too strong and colorful? Anyway, he's obviously very talented and, like I said, I find it moving.

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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2008 07:52:45 AM »

Well, I am not an art critic, and it looks like Teddybearbones has some experience in technical drawing. I think she looks ethereal and like you said, sad. Over all a very moving painting.

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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2008 08:26:37 PM »

what's the media?  oil? acrylic?

it's really sort and lovely.  i almost always do crisp lines, i can't get that watery, blended effect like this  Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2008 08:00:47 AM »

oops sorry for such a slow reply - it's oil.

ah i see what you mean about the collar bones ... but really, it's high work, not mine, don't think he care if it's anatomically correct or not, it's his vision, art.... (oh dear, big can of worms there, i know).
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2008 05:35:44 PM »

Simply gorgeous and meaningful. amazing, very moving, he is a talent to say the least!

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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2008 12:36:56 PM »

that is stunning! im sitting here absolutely SHOCKED, its that good. He is an amazing artist.
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2008 06:33:21 PM »

It's the face that really gets me. It's so soft, I feel like I'm repeating everyone else, but ethereal is a great word to describe it. It's so inspiring, I'm breathless.
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