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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 BronzeRocket )
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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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:iconimmortelle:
Immortelle Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you! :)
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donescu Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
I like the colors
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:iconimmortelle:
Immortelle Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
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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:iconimmortelle:
Immortelle Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
: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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:iconimmortelle:
Immortelle Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much.. I'm very glad you liked it.... :)
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:iconikuura:
iKuura Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Student General Artist
It's no problem c:
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:iconangelart1993:
angelart1993 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Wow this is just, WOW!
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:iconimmortelle:
Immortelle Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:aww: thank you so much... a wow comment indeed. :)
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echo-sackett Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
I am very impressed by this piece!
I especially love the little fact that it is 7 feet tall. xD
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:iconimmortelle:
Immortelle Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much... :) I'm glad you liked it.. :)
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oAREAo Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Student General Artist
wow wow wowwww! very very cool idea and very well thought out. brilliant!
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:iconimmortelle:
Immortelle Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks a lot.. :)
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AJF-Art Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
Great painting.
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:iconimmortelle:
Immortelle Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you. :aww:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
Wow, both a fascinating piece in image AND concept behind it. Much to ponder. I am impressed. Very, very well done and thought out. :clap:
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:iconimmortelle:
Immortelle Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:) I guess this big (these big guys) became my best of all. :) I'm glad you liked it.
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Tayyeba Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
i shared the link to painting on my facebook page...i hope u dont mind...im just speechless to see your gallery...amazing work done...!!!!!!!! keep it up! :)
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Immortelle Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Ofcourse! I don't mind. Thank you actually. I really appreciate it!:)

I have it in my gallery at face book too, but am not a regular FB user though.
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Tayyeba Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
the pleasure is mine :)...i share things i like on fb too...so other friends can also see it..:)
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:iconimmortelle:
Immortelle Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:).... thanks. Look you around on FB?
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:icontayyeba:
Tayyeba Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
yup..sure..:D how can i search you?
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:iconimmortelle:
Immortelle Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
check your notes.........:)
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:icontayyeba:
Tayyeba Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
can i share this on facebook? its awesommeee...:)
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:iconimmortelle:
Immortelle Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:) thx
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bia-k Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I just loved it. You can feel the flow of colors and each stroke it took. This is different and original!
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:iconimmortelle:
Immortelle Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww, thank you so much! Loved your comment! :)
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bia-k Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad I could help :)

An amazing art, nonetheless.
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KadajKaiba Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
This is beautiful. I love the imagery.
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:iconimmortelle:
Immortelle Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much... sorry for the late reply.. been away... :)
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:iconkadajkaiba:
KadajKaiba Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :)
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:iconimmortelle:
Immortelle Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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Feidhelm Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
Simply stunning! :wow:
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:iconimmortelle:
Immortelle Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much... sorry for the late reply.. been away... :)
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Adrianna-Grezak Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
I love the mood you set in this piece
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:iconimmortelle:
Immortelle Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much... sorry for the late reply.. been away... :)
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Oxyvia Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
I like it. Very good.
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:iconimmortelle:
Immortelle Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much... sorry for the late reply.. been away... :)
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:iconoxyvia:
Oxyvia Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
No problem. Me too. :)
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cogwurx Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Well done.
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:iconimmortelle:
Immortelle Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much... sorry for the late reply.. been away... :)
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SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great job !
A really wonderful palette and a real quality in details !
Keep it on :clap:
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:iconimmortelle:
Immortelle Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much...and yeah, I will


sorry for the late reply.. been away... :)
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jennystokes Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Professional General Artist
Wonderful.
I love the way you give us Persian poetry........it is always SO astute.
Thankyou.
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:iconimmortelle:
Immortelle Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you actually for giving it such credit :). it's an honour really. thank you so much... sorry for the late reply.. been away... :)
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