Newly Cloaked

 

bred                                                                        Oil on Canvas 8″x10″

I’ve painted five new “Cloaked” pieces but this is the only surviving painting.  More to come (I hope).

Published by elenacaravela

My world is a wonder of visual candy and foreboding shadow shapes vying every waking moment for my full attention.

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  1. there’s a gorgeous wounded beauty to it a la the well known van gogh but also the lovely folds in all rembrandts self-portraits in all his velvet and robes…stunning work completely

  2. Fascinating composition. What sprung to mind is the role of race & identity In American society. This composition can be seen as representing those trying to protect themselves from potential violence or those suffering the aftermath of it.

    1. This series is difficult for me to paint precisely because of it’s emotional impact. I’ve got to alternate with lighter paintings. Thanks so much for your insightful comment.

  3. I feel a lot when I see this painting. Wondering how just how this person became cloaked and what that might mean- through a loss of some sort. I love the way more can be said through an image than words could do.

  4. Wow this gorgeous painting arises too many questions…Seems to me he is surrounded by,cloaked by his internal riots.He is in a rebellious attitude,in a very intense way.The expression is so strong that it is like a mirror to his mind which is loaded of complexity,clashes of his vivid personality and his negative dilemmas.I don’t know of course.This one speaks to me this way.Too much thing is hidden in his pensiveness.

    1. I’m so glad to know that this painting keeps you guessing! This series is keeping me on my toes. Some of the work works, and some of it just doesn’t More to come though… Thank you!

  5. Ah Elena this is remarkable, truly a masterpiece of art – layers upon layers of depth coming forward with the brilliance of the focal point. Newly Cloaked is stunning.

  6. Wonderful images! Despite what you may think it would be really interesting to see the paintings you thought didn’t work out and try to work out why some paintings “work” and some “don’t” 🙂

    1. I have in the past, but it seems that search engines always seem to turn up the non-working work with more regularity than the work I’d like to share:) Perhaps if I x it out;) I’ll try to find a way.

      1. Taking a tip from some writers, maybe it would be an interesting experiment to have another web page using a pseudonym and have “failed” pieces on it. I wonder what reaction you would get…

  7. Remarkable, Elena. Absent are all the trapping of the 21st Century, as you present a timeless cocoon, a timeless look into the eyes of unvarnished humanity.

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