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Lacrimosa Dies Illa

Journal Entry: Tue Nov 13, 2012, 4:51 PM
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It was a very sad day, full of tears, almost a year ago. I just painted my sister when she was pregnant and we knew the baby had some problems in her heart but her lil heart didn't resist and died before being born. That time (before the baby passed away) I painted my sis trying to represent her heart in those moments ("Fructus Ventris").

Months ago taking advantage of a new contest of realistic painting in my country I decided to paint this one -"Lacrimosa Dies Illa"-  taking the meaning of 'sorrowful day or full of tears day'.

What I tried to represent there is a mom ( my sister ) holding in arms a lil kid that seems sleeping or sick or even dead. I didn't try to be direct about the dead meaning but it is in the background of my intention. The girl there is actually my lil niece (her lil sis was the dead one ), They are very alike and represents her lil sister in the way of La Pieta. The pain of a mother for her dead son.

The mother there is sad but she already cried a lot but feels consoled of having a lil angel in Heaven.

The black represents death here. The chiaroscuro always gives some of dramatism to the scene. The white means the pureness of mother's love and pale blue means sky and Heaven (a spiritual hope ). The brown clothes mean earht and burial, humanity, our limited condition. The skin colour of the lil character tries not to show much life that's why I didn't make cheeks on pink. The hands of the mother are holding tight her beloved daughter. The blue fabric on the corner is a compositive element to generate some of balance but always everythign makes a sense; blue is my favorite colour and I identified with it so in some way I represent myself there giving balance or support symbolically.

I partcipated in the contest wiht this entry but didn't win, at least I got a honourable mention and chance to participate in future exhibition out of contest with professional painters, what made me very happy.

I never thought painting could be part of my soul and my own history.

Thanks for all of the support.

Fructus Ventris by SILENTJUSTICE A lil heart sleeping by SILENTJUSTICE Lacrimosa Dies Illa by SILENTJUSTICE

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DariaGALLERY Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
weeeeeeeeee, my kitty is amazing artist.........AMAZZZING))) yep yep yep))) i love this work, but know the story of it and it make me sad, really......and rimembering of your suffers on this painting....

you are good to find a theme what bothers your soul kitty, not just doing nice pictures.............

thank you for your art.... for me you are the winner) :heart:
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mmartkaa Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
It's really valuable for sharing with us your private matters, and that showed another dimension of your art-so true and deep...
and very touching!
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SILENTJUSTICE Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks for reading, my friend
and thanks for ur lovely support!
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mmartkaa Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
You are very welcome my friend!:hug:
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BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student General Artist
:iconk-sadplz: Awww! I like the meanings with the colors you chose, it makes your paintings even more deep. :huggle:
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SILENTJUSTICE Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you so much, Ashleigh! You're so nice :thanks:
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BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student General Artist
You're so super welcome! :iconsquishhugplz:
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SurrealityScapes Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful, thank you for sharing how deep this painting is to you! :heart:
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SILENTJUSTICE Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks a lot, my friend! :hug:
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SurrealityScapes Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so so welcome! :heart:
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Lionique Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh I didn't even know =( I feel so sorry for your sister and her loss.
Your painting is truly beautiful, so many emotions. You're so talented.
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SILENTJUSTICE Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks so much, my friend!
You're so nice.
I'm glad to see u around here btw. I missed u.
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rhmehu Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
I have been away for a while, but it seems I have returned at the most appropriate time to witness the beauty and the tragedy that you have captured once again, Bless you Marcello
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SILENTJUSTICE Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks a lot, my friend!
I'm really glad u're back :hug:
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JannieTheBlackWidow Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I remember that day very clearly and I still feel so sorry for your lost. I wish I could be more helpful... but the only thing I can do is to be here for you and help you if possible...
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SILENTJUSTICE Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student General Artist
:iconaawplz: You're so good, my friend!
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JannieTheBlackWidow Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's the least I can do for you :iconbrohugplz:
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Chumiquinhawis Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
wow..En ningún momento paré a pensar todo el significado que esa composición podía tener, la historia detrás de ella, y el valor que se le atribuye a cada aspecto de este trabajo sólo lo hacen más hermoso.
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SILENTJUSTICE Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student General Artist
¡Muchas gracias!:thanks: Gracias por hacer la pregunta tb, eso me motivó a escribir ese journal.
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Chumiquinhawis Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
*^*! :hug:
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Felixuta Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such a heart breaking story :tears: I hope your sister has passed on and that she's okay now.
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SILENTJUSTICE Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student General Artist
she is ok but everyone of us when stop to thikn of it we can't stop to feel some of pain still, Thanks a lot, my firend :huggle:
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Felixuta Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are very welcome:aww:
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21stCenturyDamocles Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
that is truly a sad story thanks for sharing
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SILENTJUSTICE Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student General Artist
No problem and thanks a lot for taking time to read it!
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21stCenturyDamocles Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Cool i always read every thing that is posted my way how else would i get to know you we cant meet and i love your classical sensibilities a rare thing in these times. as i'm sure you have noticed i'm a bit classical painter too! we may be Dinos but we are dam good ones LOL
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rakashael Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am very, very sad for your loss and I hope that from this a beautiful miracle can happen even among death. Your painting is very beautiful and touching. I am sad to see death in any way, but I am happy that even from this beauty can emerge and create hope for the future. That is the way of life I think.
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SILENTJUSTICE Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks so much for reading and for ur words!
I really appreciate ur support and u still like my art.
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rakashael Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are most welcome. I am happy to be able to still see your work. :)
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PurpleRedRose Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Es una historia muy triste. La verdad es que el bebé me parecía muerto, pero no sabía si era intencionado, y no me atrevía a preguntar.

Me alegro de que, al menos, hayas encontrado una manera de expresar tu tristeza y la de tu familia. Es una buena manera de desahogarse. :hug:
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SILENTJUSTICE Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student General Artist
¡Muchas gracias por leer este journal y dejar tu comentario!
Muy lindo de tu parte y me alegra que hayas tb captado el sentido de los elementos en la pintura. :hug:
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PurpleRedRose Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No hay de qué! Espero que siempre encuentres también motivos más felices para expresarte. :blowkiss:
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robertaorfei Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It's a very sad story and I'm so sorry for your family. This painting is beautiful and touching!
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SILENTJUSTICE Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks so much for taking time to read and for ur lovely support.
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Uncka Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
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SILENTJUSTICE Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student General Artist
:iconhug1plz:
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Uncka Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:huggle:
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SILENTJUSTICE Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student General Artist
:glomp:
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anjourekloos Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012   General Artist
huge hug from australia marcello, it is a sad but angelic painting. your soul creates such beauty, you fully express your talent in wonderful art. you are art marcello. :iconhug1plz::iconhug1plz::iconhug1plz::iconhug1plz::iconhug1plz:
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SILENTJUSTICE Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student General Artist
:iconhug1plz::iconaawplz: Your words push me up a lot, my friend.
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anjourekloos Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012   General Artist
you're welcome, you deserve every compliment, comment and favourite!!!:iconhappytearsplz:
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Saeleth Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
so touching... :hug:
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SILENTJUSTICE Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks for the support, my friend! :hug:
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Saeleth Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
you're always welcome dear! :huggle:
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Clara95 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Your story makes the painting even more beautiful.
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SILENTJUSTICE Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks so much, im glad u think so! :thanks:
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Yasmin88 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012   General Artist
Wow, this is really heartbreaking :tears: ; I admire you for giving your lil niece angle such a wonderful tribute...
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SILENTJUSTICE Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks, my friend! :meow::hug:
You're so nice.
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Yasmin88 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012   General Artist
Anytime :meow:
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Keywy Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is such a beautiful way of remembering the little girl. The fact this is your own story just makes it even more beautiful.
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