Expressive Art

An artist's expression of his thoughts through his Art, poetry and musings

17 March 2009

Mata Hari

This is another of the series of historical paintings I decided to produce. It is a depiction of Mata Hari who for me, may have been framed with espionage on the part of the French General Prosecutor who himself was found to be the spy some time later. Her only fault was that she must have been considerably naive. The style is definitely so and the movement is there to be felt. the colours were selected to create movement and contrast. The twisting of the body and its severity in feeling, as I see it, must show the mood of the dancer and its character.


Funeral of Caesar

Another painting from the collection of historical events. This time it is the funeral of Caesar. It is full of symbolism, movement and despair. These were obviously the result of the murder of this great Roman Dictator who was benevolent to the soldiers who fought with him, hero of the common people of Rome, but enemy of the aristocrats. The 'comic style' is still there as well as 'naive way' of drawing and the show of despair of the wailing women.


Ghar Hassian

As part of my collection of paintings in acrylics depicting legends and events in history, I have lately produced this piece.
The style is definitely naive' and in a comic style drawing as I have been producing of late.
For those who do not know what the legend of Ghar Hessian is one needs to explain that Hessian a Turkish slave is thought to have abducted a beauty who was about to get married and took her to the cave in Birzebbugia by the sea. When her bridegroom and friends came to claim the girl, the Turk with the bride-to-be, jumped from the cave to the sea and no one ever saw them again. But was the girl willing to jump down with him or not? Maybe when she got to know the handsome dark man (Turk) she decided she could not live without him......!!!