For me, sensuality and pessimism sometimes go hand in hand. The Awakening was originally intended as a warm up to the La Femme D'argent or silver lady works, but has been handed down as an independent work. Awakening was also a treatment of The Beautiful British Lady work.
Like many of the couples I want to paint, In the Embrace, symbolizes 'amour fou'; they are lovers bound togther for eternity. The force of love drew Kristen Visima and K into honor, life and the freedom of eternal acceptance, where they are painted in their inseparable embrace.
The Danaid (dani) is a striking young girl i found in Sydney.
October 10, 2011
model, Kristian Mumford, Sensuality and Pessimism, Pepper Anne, the danaid