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Crumpled notion of life. by Immortelle Crumpled notion of life. by Immortelle
Note: This is one the paintings for my final thesis project.

Short summary of the main theme:
A simple but highly important issue in collective idea of life is that “human beings” has a meaning. But the “meaning of man” is something that is likely been buried long ago. It is something very rarely considered that “the life of man is important in some way”. Not many in this busy life know for sure who or what a man actually is or should be according to many important things. The sense of true belief is missing. A belief on something, a meaning that makes man all precious and important as he should be, because he is. This buried thought is depicted as something that is rejected just like a crumpled paper. An old thought thrown away as mankind aged along time and swirl of the world.

Reference and inspirational aspects:
Combination of a few quotes and my own taste with this particular topic, I chose some selected verses from the exclusively divine poetry of Allama Iqbal’s.


Painting theme:
Selected verse for this specific piece is,

Abtar az andesha-e-sood o zayan hay zindagi,
hay kabhi jan aur kabhi tasleem-e-jan zindagi.
(Allama Iqbal)

Paraphrase: Life is more aloft then the fear of gain and loses. Sometimes the soul and sometimes to surrender the soul is life.

Symbols:
Two surfaces: As two aspects of life.
Standing man: As a stable human life.
Crouched man: As a suffered human life.
Light in the hand: As surrendering one’s life.
Torn paper from the middle: As lose.
Water drop: As temporary gain.

Media:
Oil on canvas.

Size:
2’ X 7’ Feet (each)
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Given 2004-08-19
Crumpled notion of life. by ~Immortelle seeks to define the meaning of life as humans. It challenges our belief systems, that which we value and that we discard. Humanity is every fickle, ever-changing and what we hold dear today, we may reject tomorrow and vice versa. The artist s' use of textures and colours emphasizes the subtle fragility of life.She notes in the comments that she "crumpled up everything" during the process, we're glad she chose not to abandon it. (suggested and written by `insaneone ( Featured by alphaosiris )
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peelonika Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student General Artist
brilliantly executed, beautiful color combination and interesting concept!! overall this is amazing!!!
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omarkhan Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
Excellent work
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Megan0505 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
I love the two panel design. The use of these beautifully selected muted colors complements with your theme of the mysterious purpose of the life of man.
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Photopathica Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011   General Artist
nice work on the paper wrinkles!
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Immortelle Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
thank you! :)
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donescu Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
I like the colors
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Immortelle Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
thank you!:)
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aslix Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this amazing. soo beautiful :aww:
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Immortelle Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
:aww: thanks
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iKuura Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Student General Artist
When I first saw this on your front page I thought wow, this really diserves a DD.
I clicked on the page a what did I see? A DD.
This is simply gorgeous that words can't explain. Great job!
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