On the Dark side!

This work was inspired by the 18th century master painter Goya.  Goya’s The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters etching may show the artist himself, asleep, plagued by mythical monsters and other creatures of obscurity, possibly pecking at him to awaken and work. They might be symbols of his own pressures with commissions and the desire to be successful in life, and the reminder of what lies on the other side of ambition. Even if a person goes to sleep, their mind unveils emotions they may not even have known that they had, and morphs them into creatures sent to become pestilences. I used to dream weird  and I couldn’t disagree with these emotions, thoughts, did my own copy of it and titled “On the Dark side”

On the dark side

This is drawn/etched on an X-Ray film and printed B&W on paper.

“Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746–1828) is regarded as the most important Spanish artist of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries” (Francisco de Goya ). He painted cartoons for royal palaces and etchings as well as paintings in the circles of royal patronage.

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6 comments

  1. lafbok · August 4, 2010

    I totally recognized this from Goyas work! Pretty cool i must say.

    • Praveen Nair · August 4, 2010

      Goya, the master!! Thanks lafbok!

      • Vani · August 4, 2010

        Looks to me like one of my panic attacks :)

  2. Olivia · August 4, 2010

    You have a beautiful site to yourself.. I am bookmarking you..
    Will come back again to post some more comments and view these beautiful paintings.. You just made my Day..

  3. ninja · August 4

    This is interesting

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