Carlos Borsa

Artworks - Oil Paintings and Illustrations.

#MYEXGIRLFRIEND – INFORMATION

#MYEXGIRLFRIEND

Within the work there is the questioning about the myth of the cave of Plato and its relation with the present day, these two moments are illustrated through the use of brushstrokes expressionist organic that is opposed to the figurative image classicist.
In the work there is the portrait of a couple making use of technology next to their pet dog. The use of technologies today creates the contemporary caves, the composition of the painting was inspired by the work of the Dutch artist Jan Van Eyck: "The Arnolfini Portrait".

In painting, the figures of man and woman divide the screen in half. At the farther background of the image is a ray of light, this light moves from up to down, finding the hands of the couple in the center of the work,  expressing like this a feeling of sublime union between them.

In the intermediate background of the image there is a lake flowing towards the exit of the cave, here the water represents the life that flows towards the light.

At the underside of the work, and below the hands of the couple, the dog appears as a symbol of fidelity, which is a feeling present in the relationship between man and woman.

The cave depicted in the painting presents itself to the center of the composition with more concrete and geometrized brushstrokes, as they move towards the ends, the brushstrokes are more and more organic and expressionist in character.

The use of the technologies today creates the contemporary caves, the image that the couple creates from the use of the cell represents the shadow at the bottom of these caves.

 

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