OMG this is my third DD , thanks a lot (Ginryuzaki , brietolga and diphylla ) and thanks guys for your all nice comments !
Suggester said:"I came across this outstanding digital painting, which immediately touched my soul.. just wow! This artwork has an absolutely great philosophical meaning as well. This painting has everything: fantastic detailing, composition, colour, lighting, and a beautiful message. In my humble opinion, this is a breathtaking digital painting."
I do find this picture to be sexist, but I think it's because of the artist's perspective and lack of forethought more than anything. You don't need a fancy analysis to see it, its right there.
Just the body type and lack of reciprocation make the man a symbol of power over the woman. And according to the title, women apparently need men while men need something greater, perhaps the love of a god or something else divine. Even if the artist didn't intend for it to have such a blunt message its hard to get around that idea when it's literally in your face
Great work!! by the different shades of skin, the perfect anatomy of each character and their positions (I love the child), by a subtle nudity, by lighting that you've given in the precise places making the work more striking... and above all, by what this work represents, each will have their own interpretation, but for me is something beautiful, everyone need someone. Congratulation on the DD. A hug!
So when I first saw this I made the mistake of scrolling through the comments before I really decided to look at it in depth.... wow, I see people have a lot of interpretations for it. But now my own initial reaction hasn't ---- didn't get a chance to manifest itself. Read too many ideas to swirl around in my head first. Now I don't really know what to think.
I just know that I can sense some kind of truth in it.
Maybe if I can distill my roiling feelings into words, I can come back and say something better.
Even though my first impression was of suffering, from the man's anguished face, looking into the depth of the picture i can feel a since of hope , as there is no hope without something to hope for. It is apparent that the man seems to be the dominant "object" of the piece, but that doesn't make him the main focus of the artist's message. Referring back to the man's facial expression, it is clear to see that there is something extreme that is beyond himself, yet his positioning or role in their family system shows responsibility and protection, observed by his figure carrying both the harshest highlights and the darkest shadows (and the obvious strength as if he was a human wall). Now in the women's and child's expression seems comfortable and peaceful (at least in comparison to the man's expression) from receiving his protection. They both still receive some light, but it is much more gentle and as a form of gratitude in return, they stand behind the man and simply support him in his time of distress. The use of color reveals that the women and child preside in warmth by the reddish-pink (the baby receiving the most warmth and protection) while the man has a cold blue seen on his side of the cloth (and a little bit in his shoulder). Now what I appreciate in the piece is the connectivity and equal "caringness" (not a word, but it'll have to do) of their family union, observed by their arm positions. The man, instead of shielding himself from the powerful light looks straight towards it while positioning his arm towards the others; The woman embraces the the man and even looks like she's merging into him (though her two hands could easily touch both the man and her child); And the child lies gently as if asleep onto her. Now the only reason I may not consider the neglect of the baby (since it resides at the bottom of the "chain" w/o any attention) is because it is also nested on the "warmest side" (in comparison to the cold blue side) and opposite to the main threat of the picture, the strong light, shielded by both parents. P.S. Light does usually signify God or enlightenment, but knowledge can be good or bad and there can definitely be harsh divine punishment P.P.S It could also be death's light, but by now there can be any number of interpretations of anything in the piece