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Expressionist painting depicting a passionate moment between young lovers
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(oil painting on canvas, 30X30, 2007)

"Prelude"

"Prelude" was heavily inspired by the works of El Greco. Way ahead of his time El Greco believed in supremacy of color over form, which is something that resonates with me. Of course, it also resonates with a lot of modern artists, although I suspect it's because they couldn't paint a form as is if their life depended on it... But I digress.

I feel it's absolutely wonderful that an artist has an ability to transform what is into what could have never been, and still make the viewer see whatever the subject is exactly the way it is in real life. I think I just lost myself on that one.... I love that an artist can use any colors to serve her to further emphasise and enhance the meaning of the painting. An author can't get away (in most cases) with calling the sky green, because it would not sit right with the reader's knowledge of what colors the sky could possibly be. The sky could be cloudy, blue, ominous... But not green! Meanwhile an artist can paint the sky green and it wouldn't take anything away from the viewers perception of it. Is not that wonderful?

"It does not matter what you do in the bedroom as long as you do not do it in the street and frighten the horses."
Mrs. Patrick Campbell

"I think it was sexier when you didn't have to take it all off."
Angie Dickinson

"The difference between pornography and erotica is lighting."
Gloria Leonard