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Larmes de Joie au Jardin des Géantes

Décembre 2005
Peint en décembre 2005 - Croquis crayon sur papier et couleur sous Photoshop - A servi de prototype pour le tableau à l'huile.
Un jour m'est venue cette réflexion selon laquelle les sentiments appartiennent à chacun, et qu'il était vain de croire les partager. Plus tard j'ai pensé que, peut-être, l'art pouvait prétendre à ce partage.
Il me semble alors, qu'il est du devoir de l'artiste de donner forme et couleur à des sentiments qui sans cela resteraient prisonniers de chaque individu qui ressent.
Avec le temps, je suis devenu quelque peu "romantique", dans le sens littéraire du terme, c'est à dire quelqu'un qui serait fasciné par le spectacle de ses propres sentiments.
Parmi l'immense variété des émotions que l'on puisse ressentir, j'ai choisi d'extraire l'une d'entre elle, rare, saisissante, et de tenter de la traduire en image. Cette émotion, c'est celle d'une joie si immense qu'elle vous ferait venir les larmes. Ce sont les remparts qui s'effondrent sous l'intensité d'un moment, cet instant où les extrêmes se rejoignent en une, quoique absurde, jubilatoire déroute. Cet à cet instant que rire et pleurer s'unissent, la plus large variété d'émotions concentrée en une seule.
De façon générale, n'est ce pas le contraste qui crée l'intensité?
Avec cette idée en tête, et le coeur flirtant avec ce même sentiment, j'ai imaginé ce scenario dans lequel des personnages externes seraient les spectateurs médusés d'une émotion géante, où soleil et pluie dépeindraient une allégorie de la joie et des larmes.
'... there was a bunch of beautiful seeds that ancient gardeners had planted one hundred years ago. Men built a beautiful glass roof to protect their growth. Gardeners fed them with love and with water, thus they grew up well.
Time passed and the old gardeners too. Men slightly became uninterested in nature and the building was left aside.
Men had chosen to have the Progress grow up instead of seeds. Abandoned, nature started to behave strangely; the weather became disturbed all around the globe.
One day a strange thing happened. A sun extremely bright was warming up the earth, and suddenly a warm rain started to fall at the same time.
Under this unique rain shower, the giant plants woke up. In front of astonished wanderers they unfolded their branches and extended their fingers to the sky.
Joyful teardrops flooding their wooden eyes, for once in a one century lifetime the giants plants were crying to the rain.'

close up of Garden Of Giants (digital)

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Commentaires

camilla
21 oct. 2010 à 19:00
This....is just stunning,.. Since I'm at a total loss of words I can only dream I'll ever become half as good as you within art .You bring out the best in people with your art <3
Madeleine
6 juin 2010 à 17:37
Ce tableau est magnifique ! Il est frappant, j'ai l'impression d'avoir reçu un coup sur la tête, tellement il est beau ! Tout est tellement minutieux et magnifique. Je suis en pleine admiration!
Sylvie
29 mars 2010 à 21:25
Mercredi 03 mars, balade le long des quais avec un ami, le hasard de nos pas nous mène devant la galerie 22 . . . Une affiche attire notre oeil . . . le nez collé à la vitre, nos yeux s'émerveillent . . . On aimerait admirer tout ça de plus près . . . mais l'affiche nous dit que l'exposition s'est terminée hier . . . déception . . . Le galeriste nous voit . . . il nous fait signe d'entrer . . . merci ! ! ! Merci de nous avoir permis de contempler ces oeuvres de plus près . . . Et surtout : MERCI A TOI pour ce moment d'évasion entre rêve et réalité ! Un travail superbe ! Le merveilleux entre en scène, le silence se fait roi, l'esprit s'échappe . . .
Je te souhaite de longues nuits éclairées par la flamme de l'inspiration . . . et j'espère que tu nous offriras encore d'autres merveilleux voyages . . .
Bonne continuation.
pink
17 févr. 2010 à 21:14
I love the light in the painting. Love it.
20 juin 2009 à 3:41
I know you here this a lot but...as a young artist I deeply aspire to reach your dedication and artistic abilities. To be able to put so much emotion, so much thought and so much time onto a canvas...its breath taking, its like poetry a rose blooming in the spring time rain...I take my hat off to you and I hope that the inspiration you have given me will grow into a beautiful and unique talent. So that I too, can share my thoughts and feelings to the world in such an elegant and glorious manor.
Suchitra
5 mai 2009 à 3:24
u do the most amazing things with the colour green......there is a whimsical feeling in all ur paintings that makes one forget the real world and transcend into one where only beauty and the senses remain.....again....exquisite!
the night my cloak, the silence my friend
the wounds unhealed that open wide
shattering the world where i pretend
into my realm of pain i stride
and i bathe myself in joyous tears
welcoming the hurt inside
drenched in the questions that i fear
i find myself when i hide!!!!
tena
6 févr. 2009 à 13:11
This is the most beautiful painting I've ever seen, and trust me, I've seen a lot. This is just... Wow
emmy
2 déc. 2008 à 13:50
your work is absolutely breath-taking. I won't even bother asking about the amount of time you put into it...the detail, soul, and integrity of all your pieces is evident.Your style is also consistent, in a good way.

I'm sure you will have many collectors from all over the world (if you don't have them already)!

Michaël
14 déc. 2008 à 0:51
Thank you !
Oh I do have people wanting to buy, from time to time. But I keep refusing ;) (because I'm not famous enough on the art scene, thus they are to shy offering the price the hard work I've put deserves )
Let's just wait a few more years until I grow better !
Läri
15 août 2008 à 15:44
I'm just in love with your work. Everything is so perfect. the emotions the background, just everything!!
I love it!
Au revoir :]
14 août 2008 à 2:20
Juste WOW !!!
Mais j'aimerais bien savoir à quelle taille de fichier tu travaille ?
il doit falloir un truc d'au moins 10000 pixels de haut nan ?
Sylvius
12 août 2008 à 6:00
Great piece, I am currently using it as an inspirational piece to create something of my own. Modeling through Maya, texturing with CS3, and possibly sculpting similiar dryad like creatures intertwined with the supports in the roof, with their branches reaching up and stretching out to wrap around the supporting structure.
9 août 2008 à 5:18
nice, thanks for sharing.
sherms
9 mai 2007 à 13:14
If I ever had the money*, I would run out and purchase this painting as the very first painting I would buy. The first time I saw it and read the words that accompany it just left me speechless - it's something so out of this world yet seems so real.

At times like these, I'm so grateful that there are people out there with such wonderful talents to translate what they see in their mind's eye.

I'm not an artist so I can't offer constructive thoughts, but from someone who loves this painting, thank you very much for painting this.

*'cause I'm a poor undergrad so I have a long way to go to build up the $$$!
sophie
6 mai 2007 à 8:16
you are truely amazing. words cannot describe the endless boundries of your talent. wow. what i would give to have your talent. water is something i have never and will never master. but you have captured it perfectly.
30 avr. 2007 à 12:16
Unbelievable, so much life with this image. You're a true artist, thanks for sharing your art for the world to see. Very inspirational work. Any chance you'll create a tutorial at some point? Reveal all your secrets damnit!
vincent
30 avr. 2007 à 11:32
salut cousin !
pour la première fois je viens voir ce site pour voir toutes tes oeuvres !! il est vrai que même etant ton cousin je n'ai jamais eu la chance de les voir !!
je suis époustouflé par tes peinture !!! j'en reviens pas !!!!!! tu as un talent que je n'imaginais pas !! pfffffff fascinant......... !
j'espère maintenat en voir un peu plus !!
bisous cousin !!!!
Alex
19 avr. 2007 à 5:56
Hello, this painting leaves me in awe everytime I see it. I can't wait to see the reproduction you've done on canvas, there must have been many weeks of planning and preliminary work involved in this piece. How do you come up with such a concept? Do you ever plan on displaying your sketchbook?

It would be neat to see the creation.
Michaël
19 avr. 2007 à 10:15
I provided steps and explanations about this painting
at CGTalk's, but there has been several studies and sketches done preliminary to the lineart you'll see. I don't plan to publish them though.
mel
10 déc. 2006 à 21:41
This is truly the most amazing painting Ive ever seen...i could stare at it forever. I think you've captured the emotion perfectly.
Michaël
13 déc. 2006 à 11:20
Thanks for your kind words. I hope the canvas version will please you as much, once it's done.
8 déc. 2006 à 16:03
thank you!:)
7 déc. 2006 à 22:59
this painting is simply outstanding.... love it..
I would like to ask you some question.. how did you learn to create such beautiful perspective and anatomy??Do you know some good books that can help?? 'cause every time I paint something I've to use reference to make thing right, and this is really annoying.. Hope you can answer my questions;) looking forward your next paintings!
Michaël
7 déc. 2006 à 23:54
I've learnt anatomy thanks to Burne Hogarth's book series mostly. Even though they look a bit old-fashioned those books are still a very valuable reference. Theory and real model practicing complement very well, anyway it's a never-ending learning process.