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Another abstract painting I did.

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He who bears the eternal burden

Ah, the joy of the name, being that of the legendary figure from Greek Mythology, who had his liver pecked out by an eagle every day. As for the abstract quality of the image, I can't really see anything that the picture would represent, but at the same time, I can see loads of things there that the picture can represent, which is what makes reviewing abstracts so difficult.

A good use of colours, with the red seemingly at the base of the image, possibly representing blood seeping out of the gaping hole where the liver once was. I can see that there is a lot f speed and violence symbolised in this picture (or is there?) and from my point of view, I wouldn't want to go and steal fire from the gods, before selling it to the humans, those greedy buggers!

Perhaps we need to know some more details about what paint was used, what sort of medium you were painting on and so forth - this doesn't look like photoshop - did you tidy the image up at all, after transporting it to digital format?

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Hacsev responds:

I think you got it! There's little I can add to your review. Sometimes the shapes or the combination of them tend to represent something visually, exemplified in the human profile, but I mostly aim for the emotional significance of the myth, hence the speed and violence.


I have seen better abstract pieces for sure, but this is very good. The only thing that bothers me about this is that I can't really stop focusing on what I'm making out as a face. It seems to be the only part that really grabs me and it kinda looks like a transformer or something. I think if the face wasn't so pronounced it would give me a better abstract, 'get lost in the painting' feel.

The colors you used are nice, and seem to go together pretty well. In fact, I would have no problem hanging this somewhere in the house. I think it would compliment the other abstract paintings we have quite well.

This doesn't really strike me as extraordinary, but rather an above average abstract piece. Although I'm not sitting here totally awestruck by it, I will admit it is indeed a good painting. Keep up the good work. I'd love to see some more stuff you could come up with.

Hacsev responds:

Wow, thanks so much for that review SeeD419! :)

Very Cool!


I like it, the only thing I can really say against it is maybe you should have inked it, I think it would have made the colors come out "sharper", and more abrasive.

Lastly I think I would have given you a higher score if the pattern was more complex.

Still I like it, good work!
- Celx
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Hacsev responds:

I understand what you meant by sharper, but I couldn't do anything about it. Anyways, if I had made the pattern more complex none of you would understand it. Thanks for the review anyways!

it's good

The colors are great and the overall image too, but somehow it feels like it's cut out of a bigger picture...


love the way you use the colors
it looks awesome
and I see a person
a hat and a great piece of art

Credits & Info

4.08 / 5.00

Oct 17, 2010
6:22 PM EDT
Fine Art
File Info
700 x 522 px
549.3 KB

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