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Beatrice ed Virgilio

Engravings based on a drawing I did for the challenges of Tangomiva.

It reminds me of a few things I could think about forever.

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“Al più profondo dell’anima, brilla questa lucia, splendente”

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Street=Art : Pau

During my succession of travel this summer I went to Pau, a city in the south west of France.

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There I’ve spent some time with one of my best friends who owns a page about how she discovers the city day by day since she moved there.

You really should take a look : The city is beautiful and the blog is both interesting and very educational. Actually she wrote an article about the castle you see in my drawing

It is called Pau 365 and you can visit it right HERE

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Drawing challenges by Tangomiva #22 : Attachment

Every time, 1 new compulsory theme, 3 mindsets, 3 ways to show it.

Drawings done by Eva, Naomi and ThatRestlessPlatypus.

That Restless Platypus : My drawing represents how, to me, attachment and affection can keep me grounded in reality (which can be hard for me sometimes) and how they help me try to express emotions and exchange thoughts. This is actually an happy drawing even though it doesn’t fells like it.

Eva : Attachment between two people. Are the hands moving closer or further away from each other ? The vulture looks like a bad omen but it is in fact an animal that lives with his wate all his life. It is a game about the ambiguity of attachment : both good and bad emotion.

Isn’t it funny how Naomi’s drawing has parts of both our drawings in hers ?

Naomi : My drawing represents the scary aspect of offering ones heart without knowing what we’ll get back : Suffering or Happiness.

 

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By that Restless Platypus
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By Naomi
29 Attachement eva
By Eva

How do you see the concept of attachment ? Is it a good or a bad feeling ?

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Street=Art : Lyon

One year ago I moved to Lyon for work. Since then I really learned to find this city gorgeous. Moreover there are a lot of things to do and there are an infinity of beautiful places to draw.

Obviously I’m a big fan of the Fourvière’s Basilica which is visible in both drawings.

Really you should come and take a look.

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Observational drawing of the “quais du Rhône” by That Restless Platypus
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Semi-observational drawing of the Fourviere’s Basilica by That restless Platypus

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Drawing challenges by Tangomiva #21 : inhibition, Repression

Every time, 1 new compulsory theme, 3 mindsets, 3 ways to show it.

Drawings done by Eva, Naomi and ThatRestlessPlatypus.

That Restless Platypus : For this theme, I was already working on a thematic series of drawing on the theme “lost in my own mind” so I decided to include this subject in it.
This drawing is both a really physical and symbolic representation of the psychological concept of repression (Considering the heart, symbolic siege of emotions, enclosed in bones with give us our form and illustrate our social standing as well as being an Aristotelian prison for the mind). It is also that all too familiar feeling of burning pressure that I associate with inhibitions and repression.

 

Eva : My production tries to answer the subject  “Repression, Inhibition (and rejection)” Each character represents one of those actions. the sculpture “The rape of the Sabine women” By Giambologna is decontextualized and only used for the actions of rejection and withdrawal by the characters. The wider theme of the subject  “Lost in the mind” is shown by the corpses imbricated, disordered and tormented forming an S line with the continuity of bodies and stares. The 3 realistic characters appear in a chimeric space which, plastically presents the most matter.  Some force appears out of their heads, representing their thoughts, and keep propagating to take possession of their bodies.
” above matter there is thought, above thought there is the ideal” De Meissonier

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By That Restless Platypus
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By Naomi
inhibition (3)
By Eva

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Portraits : Sanguine – Humors 3/4

A long time ago I painted 4 self-portraits based on the concept of Hippocratic humors. Recently I wanted to revisit the concept by adding some personal symbolism.

Here is the sanguine part of me.

Beauty is harmony, passion is intertwining and great things hide in those details.

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Portraits : Choleric – Humors 2/4

A long time ago I painted 4 self-portraits based on the concept of Hippocratic humors. Recently I wanted to revisit the concept by adding some personal symbolism.

Here is the Bilious part of me.

I’m not very prone to anger or aggressiveness so there must be something boiling inside right ? A storm inside maybe ? Or I could just be incredibly calm and contemplative…

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Experimentation : Introspection

Drawing is a cathartic activity, one I often use to turn my brain off when I’m stressed out. But it’s also a good support on which to construct thoughts.

This drawing is about introspection, about trying to get some sense of perspective from ones self to better explore the realms of inner self and context.

I won’t explain the entirety of the drawing but the vanitas in the middle isn’t there to evoke a desire of thanatos. It is first of all a reminder of the temporarily of existence and its relative futility. Ti is also there to represent the inalienable frontier between an individual’s fundamental identity and everything that will adapt to the environment. It is from this inner source that flows the stream of creativity that makes the world alive and worth seeing…

Now, I’ll let you search and imagine every symbol you can see in this drawing all by yourself but don’t hesitate to comment to tell me everything about it or about your conception of introspection.

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Portraits : Melancholy – Humors 1/4

A long time ago I painted 4 self-portraits based on the concept of Hippocratic humors. Recently I wanted to revisit the concept by adding some personal symbolism (that I won’t explain).

Here is the melancholic part of me

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Drawing challenges by Tangomiva #20 : Fragmentation

Every time, 1 new compulsory theme, 3 mindsets, 3 ways to show it.

Drawings done by Eva, Naomi and ThatRestlessPlatypus.

ThatRestlessPlatypus : We had some troubles with our schedules for this one, only Eva and I could have been able to find the time to do it.  My version of fragmentation is about literary fragments and memory. I guess I could just put the same description I wrote in my previous post : here

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