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Haiku and mixed media, watecolor and graphite – Eugene’s eye

I have done many versions of Eugene’s eye
This #painting has been a true obsession for the last 2 months. All the first versions have been garbaged. It has been very tough to achieve a sufficient result. Not really satisfying, just acceptable. But I was unable to drop the project.
Probably because I have been deeply moved and impressed by the life and work of Gabritchevsky.
#mixedmedia #painting #watercolor #graphite #haiku #calligraphy 30cm*30cm

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Haikus, tear away bits of joy – Haikus, arracher de la joie

I fell in love with a verse of Maiakovsky Tear away bits of joy from the fleeing days and wanted to do something inspired by it. I was in a sad mood after the Nice events and did it.
To know, to suffer
But tear away bits of Joy
From the fleeing days

But while searching more info about it,  I discovered it was  an erroneous translation. Written after the suicide of a friend,  Yvan Mignot says that it says Tear away bits of joy from the days to come. And this matched still more with my mood. Plus a haunting image of the teddy bear of a magnificent little by dead in the Nice tragedy. I did another version.
To know, to suffer
But tear away bits of Joy
From the days to come

Mixed media on raw canvas 20x20cm

Bathsheba the temptress and King David – Bethsabée la tentatrice et le roi David

#portrait of the #adulteress #mother  of #kingsalomon   – #mixedmedia   #painting inspired by a #medieval #illumination  by #robertboyvin
The background is an old #collage which I found a bit shallow called little pink mess
David one oversaw Bathsheba bathing. She was the wife of one of his general Uriah. But he fell in love, seduced her. She fell pregnant. The king managed to have Uriah killed in the war and married Batsheba. But their first child, the fruit of sin, died.
In the illumination, the story is shortened, King Salomon sees a Bastheba already pregnant.
In the different illuminations I have seen, Batsheba in her bath is always sinewy like a snake (the temptress…) and #pregnant

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Trespass the limits of your destiny, tribute to Muhammad Ali – Franchir les frontières de son destin, hommage à Mohammed Ali

The news were so ugly that I resorted to magics and drew a portrait of Ali the fighter, such a powerful icon.  I intended to do a final version on raw canvas but the world make such an ugly noise at the moment that I may go on working around that fascinating subject.
Les nouvelles étaient si mauvaises que j’ai eu recours à la magie et que j’ai dessiné un portrait d’Ali le combattant, une icone si puissante. Je pensais faire une version finale sur un chassis brut mais le monde fait un bruit si affreux en ce moment qu’il se peut que je continue à travailler autour de ce sujet fascinant.
#acrylicpainting #cardboard #ink after a photo of Philippe Halsman

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