El libro de mis abrazos Colección de inspiraciones: frases que me brotan, frases de libros que me gustan y otras curiosidades. Mostly in Spanish, a collection of quotes from the books I read and from my own inspiration.
I wanted to create a companion piece to The Kiss of Atra Mors for the Underworlds and Afterlives show. Originally set out to depict a woman who was barren, to explore the feeling of being a cemetery inside. But I kept being drawn back to an inspiration of recent, Pierre Hubert’s absolutely stunning Always and Never. It became the image of a pregnant woman in the grips of a grim reaper, and where Atras Mors was warm and golden, this couples’ romance became cold and moonlit. I’m not sure what I even interpret about the pair. It started to remind me of one of my own loves that seemed stillborn, the feeling of being achingly in love, yet without the other person there, in love with someone absent. I started to wonder if rather than the skeletal figure being a force there to reap an unborn child, if he was perhaps the child’s father, and the mother, regardless of his being only dust and bone, still flushes with the same rapture and adoration at his touch.
Sempre Nunquam, or; The Only Picture of You and Me.
Korean artist Horyon Lee’s pieces are classified as paintings, although they look much closer to photography. The suggestive and dynamic of his overlapping images, skirt flirts in this case with a highly erotic component, make them visually delightful.
Yes, that’s right. The previous images were not merely photographs of a man with face paint. Rather, they are hyper realistic oil paintings of a man with face paint on. Eloy Morales, a Spanish painter, is known for his hyper realistic work. Through his work, he does not just translate photographs but rather conveys a sense of real life and mood.via
Jove decadent (Després del ball) or Young decadent (After the Ball), 1899. Ramon Casas i Carbó (Spanish, 1866-1932). Oil on canvas. Museo de la Abadía de Montserrat, Barcelona.
For the 1900 Exposition Universelle (1900) in Paris, the Spanish committee chose two of Casas’ full-length oil portraits. In 1902, twelve of his canvasses were installed permanently in the rotunda of the Cercle de Liceu, the exclusive private club associated with Barcelona’s famous opera house.