Giant Picture

Giant Picture is created in traditional oil on canvas art technique. It belongs to my expressive artistic phase. The oil painting as a technique still remains a part of my art work, alongside other new media art techniques which I also use in my creative production.

Giant Picture

The size of this painting is not monumental or gigantic, but the figure which is the central theme of this painting reminds me of giants from the fairy tails. It also reminds me of the painting “The Colossus” by Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes.

My expressive style has several typical elements like bright, intensive colors, powerful brush movements, vivid brush strokes, rapid painting process…

The theme of this painting is human figure. This is a painting of a live model sitting in the chair, resting on a back of a chair. The model was not a giant, just a person of average height.

Giant by Aleksandra Smiljkovic Vasovic aleksandraartworkcom
Giant, 1991, 90/60 cm

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It is very typical for artists to create some qroqui drawings before painting…see sketches on paper created before painting I created before beginning working with oils…

Giant by Aleksandra Smiljkovic Vasovic aleksandraartworkcom
Giant by Aleksandra Smiljkovic Vasovic aleksandraartworkcom 1991, 12,8/19,5 cm…5/7,7 in

The scene had inspired me to express some non-linear concepts; not to describe or illustrate the story about some person sitting and resting in front of my eyes. I also didn’t have an intention to practice artistic techniques. The scene was an impulse that triggered the creative process.

I had no premeditated intentions before the creative process had began, and also during the creation. I didn’t prepare a plan or agenda what would be manifested as the result of my creative process. Of course, it is not unusual to see the cases of premeditated and deliberate creation in the field of visual arts.

I was inspired to enjoy the variants of light and colors on the figure’s flash and skin, then model’s face and scenery. It was interesting for me to observe the position and the gesture of the figure.

Why Giant Picture Title…

Since the figure and the whole composition tends to spread and expand over the canvas format on my painting, and because the other connotations beyond the world of visual arts, the title that I have chosen for this painting is Giant Picture.

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