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rituale necessario by agnes-cecile rituale necessario by agnes-cecile

I started this piece some months ago, I showed it in my last exhibition still unfinished without title, only in the last two weeks I worked on it again, I was waiting to be sure to add the geometrical stuff, is something new for me, but helps to balance the abstract forms with these edgy, sharp and glassy forms. They add a logic border to something that looks random, I would these lines were like construction lines of the subject. The subject has to be inside its costruction. But I'll explain better this thought in the next paintings, I'm just trying here.

the first, old and true title is another better one, "necessary ritual" is the subtitle; words were of a dear friend.

watercolor on watercolor paper
70cm x 50cm
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I really like all of your watercolor paintings. The colors you use are beautiful and I gave you full points for the perfect technique,considering how hard it is to handle watercolor.
The faces are beautiful, in an emotional way. They have such expression and dynamism. But sometimes they almost give the feeling as if they were lost..?
Your talent for expression is truly wonderful!
The way you paint is very expressive. The faces are all very good drawn, as I said, your technique is flawless.Its all very nice to look at, .The way you draw the face (eyes, lips) in so much detail and the rest more watercolor-like, its amazing.
I always feel your paintings convey something more..
I can't say anything about the geometric lines though..
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This is a beautiful piece. The geometrical pieces are a great touch to this image. To me...I see a woman soothing herself from the pains of life, not just emotional but physical which can be sharp and hard which is portrayed by the geometrical objects that you added. Of course meaning may be different but that's what I see and feel. Her eyes do not show such sadness but more of her resilience against the emotions that try to bring her down. She's like in a state of numbness...something like a "rituale necessario." The colors are just beautiful as this piece is...pure beauty.
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uwannabeavampire Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017
wish i can buy this print now.
shellanime Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I love this!
Luisamolinari Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you are my fav artist!!
Tima-Kamishiro Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
very very beautuful
NadiaCruikshanks Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist
Love your work!
inspiroid Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Out of all your pieces, I believe this is my favourite. It is so simple yet so meaningful, and it all seems to fit. Well done. Your works inspire me so much. :)
conflictfall Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Absolutely beautiful
pieton Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
So lovely, agnes!
itsmichelee Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
absolutely stunning. you inspire me.
KaterinaMartina Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
is fabulous! I love it!
Ravensil Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
You light my day with this work, thanks!
Lafairie Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
katdudev Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Ithilloth Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012   General Artist
makes me curious what is this necessary ritual. :3
Koichira Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
davvero bellissimo, soprattutto per le figure geometriche che hai aggiunto e per i colori
Lady-Buffy Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
meraviglioso, anche se non mi torna molto la postura della mano =D tralasciando ci, molto interessante l'aggiunta degli elementi geometrici. Sono curiosa di scoprire se e come evolverai il loro utilizzo nei tuoi lavori futuri =) e i colori poi sono strepitosi!!
Stimusch Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
How do you scann something as bit as this? Iy looks magnificent!
waterflower14 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student General Artist
the colors are beautiful :heart:
aurangelica Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wooow... Its amazing.. I love the colors and the way ou use the watercolors...
DaplasticSmiles Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the eyes you paint really come to life. I've never really seen an artist who was able to convey so much emotion just by an image of an eye
EnriqueVelasco Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i like the simplicity of the geometry and with your technique goes amazing!!!
keep going my best regards.
Autumnmist-3 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this piece is amazing and I like it alot!
DarkerYet Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous artwork ; I love how the more geometrical shapes peel out of the drippy abstract pink ..

Very expressive as always. I adore her facial features, and her eyes are a visually pleasing color. Overall light and almost dream like look about her. I love this piece in general. Keep up the the good work as usual !
Captain-Poppy Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Man your art just gets me every time. There are quite a few other people with similar styles popping up on dA lately I've noticed, not sure if it's emulation or if your stuff's popularity just brought them to the surface but in any case, I still prefer yours. Beautiful as always, and I like the geometric shapes mixed in against the organic paint splatters. And those eyes...
CSuk-1T Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012   Digital Artist
:clap: Damn it Agnes, You've got me again with those beautiful eyes! No, not yours silly. The ones in the painting :D ---:+fav:
rundhund Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
it triggers so much feelings inside my head, my heart, my stomach. it's like a jolting what's getting through my whole body... and it's kind of weird, because it feels like being reminiscent of old memories of better times in times of sadness.
BigMac-X-Caramel Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
this is beyond beautiful. id love to buy it but sadly im forever broke... either way its still an amazing painting
jnneDesign Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
I love what you do, I love that unfinished, soft and open way of painting.
This time, what struck me was not the geometrical lines, no, didn't notice them,
It was the flowers, penetrating the skin.
Then I saw the blood.
Please continue to make art in that quality!
Hayatexred101 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Soulmech1 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
very nice
bresslerphoto Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You are so amazing!
Neegron Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's so simple and beautiful. The pinks and blues really pop in this. :aww:
wwitb09 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
simple and beautiful...really like the geometry
Soar9 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think the contrast of the hard geometry with the loft lines of your regular painting make this one of the best works I've seen from you. It makes the piece feel so much more balanced and compositionally sophisticated.
kyio-chan Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student
amazing! wonderful...=)
aylee95 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
brilliant as always
Heather-McLean Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student General Artist
a lot of the faces in ur p;aintings look vary similar- are they the same person?
When-Splendor-Falls Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Some of them actually look very similar to her. Maybe she's doing self-portraits.I don't know, just an idea.
appa-appa-away Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant work! :heart:
EyeGoCrazy Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
flawless, as always
F0ggi Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student General Artist
:omg: I love your work and this work I'm speechless.
DreamsOfAPessimist Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOVE the eyes! and the face....just wow. Love your art, I'm obsessed with it!
alcidelidelle Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love ii!
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larijone Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm speechless. It's.. just.. wonderful!
carolinejiart Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
love the way you paint eyes, it's like you can look through them. :heart:
GregisAlive Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student General Artist
This is my favourite piece of work from you, beautiful.
bluJun Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student General Artist
meraviglioso! :)
theWeaselIsShaking Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
This is one of the most beautiful pieces if ever seen.
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