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Old 09-27-2004, 05:41 PM
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Use to denote nudity/mature subject matter Japanese citer

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Title: Japanese citer
Year Created: 2003
Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 100 x 120 cm
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Modern orientalism (for more see http://www.tom-s-hageman.nl )

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Old 09-27-2004, 07:11 PM
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Re: Japanese citer

Tom,

I can only offer a warm welcome to WC and far be it from me to crit any of your work. You have obviously researched your subject very deeply, so I am given to wonder why you have a caucasian looking woman in this painting.

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Old 09-28-2004, 01:25 PM
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Re: Japanese citer

My paintings are filled with contradictions: 2nd vs 3d dimension, drawing vs painting, gold vs oilpaint, and also Dutch girls in an oriental environment. The Germans call it 'Stilbruch' (I don't know the English equivalent).
With friendly greetings,
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Old 09-28-2004, 01:32 PM
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Re: Japanese citer

I am not certain if it is one of your intentional contradictions or not, but the lighting in this piece is not quite right, in my opinion. She's very lit from behind, but there doesn't seem to be a light source over there. And she has a lot of shadow on the right, but from the looks of the area outside, there might be some light coming in from the window.

Overall, though, this piece is marvelous, and your technique is unique and fresh, but you probably already know that!
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Old 09-28-2004, 03:35 PM
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Re: Japanese citer

For some reason I seem to be making sense of the light source, as though there's a window or door behind her of sorts and subtle turn of her pose difuses the light from the visible background.

Oriental art is some of my favorite art (as well as poetry); the subjects, designs, patterns, colors. That it's being combined with modernism is like the East meeting the West in a harmonic balance, and I have to love that. I feel the same way about the marriage of Abstract & Realism, or wherever two forms merge to produce such a beautious art form.

Is the gold paint or leaf? I must admit that the distant mountain/volcano seems vague in comparisoin with the clarity and detail you've provided in the patterning of carpet and leaf of tree, vibrant gold of divider and peach flesh of skin.

The flowers and their angle out of the vase pulling back the tone of her skin is a lovely touch of subtle balance as is the rug pulling in the ocean which pulls in the sky.
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Old 09-28-2004, 03:40 PM
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Tom I do like the idea of contradictions in a painting. Mine is for a Chinese or Japanese woman in a Roman type classical setting. It makes a statement with profound implications and can be unsettling.

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Old 09-28-2004, 03:44 PM
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Re: Japanese citer

Don't worry about the "Stilbruch" this is what makes it interesting...Congratulation on this one


this gold wall is stunning, the colors
& compostion are very good.
How about adding some more shadows & highlights in her body? Her hair and the object she's holding seem to have more contrast than her body....but maybe that's the light?
What was your reference: a live model, photo or imagination?
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Old 09-28-2004, 04:52 PM
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Re: Japanese citer

Very fine-art work and large as well !
Visited your homepage and was seduced by your studio.
I'm really unqualified to critique this fine painting.
More and more Belgian artists working with this technique have shows and exhibitions in The Netherlands where their paintings seem to be more marketable ...

Welcome to WC !
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