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Melody for the Primordial by jasinski Melody for the Primordial by jasinski
Music is the most abstract of the arts. It rides an unfiltered highway straight to the center of our emotional selves; no language to process, no visual representation to decipher. For this reason music can be more impactful than any other creative art.

This piece really evolved in the process of making it. I started with the sketch of the violinist but I had planned a more rendered background. I wanted to capture the frenetic energy I sense in Shostakovich or Bartok's string quartet work. Out came the palette knives, on went the crazy colors, sand paper, scratching off paint, then adding more layers. Finally the dragonflies arrived.

Acrylic on wood panel. 16x16 inches.
"Melody" is showing at Dorothy Circus Gallery in February 2012.
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cmethink Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Professional General Artist
great piece 
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ArtAgainstSociety Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hello! I would like to notify you that I've featured you on my surreal and abstract art blog over on Tumblr. Your work really fits the theme, and you can see it on artagainstsociety.tumblr.com. Of course, I have given you credit and linked to your page. If for any reason you don't want it published any longer, just send me a message and I'll delete it pronto. Thanks, and congratulations! Your art is beautiful. Please note: If you don't see your art right away on my blog, it is probably still in the queue and has yet to be posted.
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HMissXX Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Amazing!!! :):)
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hummbuzz Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
I have featured this image. [link] :sun:
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Sebymosnta Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student General Artist
I completely love how u make all the colors just work together :) it's really amazing
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CosmicEschaton Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
This might be my favourite picture ever. Will be buying a print soon.
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the-muddy Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
this is so amazing
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D-truth Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool..
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icelandiahaven Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow. This painting evokes some of my deepest thoughts... I think it's a very awesome work! Great job! :)
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iisee Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything; right?
I make music & I have an audiophile device called The Dragonfly.
Let there be Music.
Cheers.
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Aurora9912 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would love to take a peek into your brain! You received an extra shot of creativity when you were being built. It makes me grin.
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Blastinheads Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) So true!
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Citeron Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Coolness.
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Eyedraw Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
simply wonderful.
One just has love the colors!
I love the style and mostly the character itself, because he looks so... special.
(Unusual Choice in my view, which makes it just perfect in my opinion)
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Brilchan Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Looks like something from Chaneling the Lost :+fav:
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pottamus Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
I like this song!
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ColibriLovesYou Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Artist
whoa. this is fantastic! :D your explosion of colors feels wonderful! i especially am fond of the contrast between the stylized cartoony dragonflies and the rest of the rendered non outlined piece. i like to think he might be serenading this character of mine [link] maybe? ;D
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Jeppemh Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Lovely colours. Nice with an abstract background, a cartoonish player in the foreground and the dragonflies, make everything a bit surreal.
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kora123 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
i like all your pictures - this one show harmony, dynamic, music (inside go to outside) in a good composition. it is great, naive and intelligent. good luck to you
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AnnikaAstra Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional Writer
This is beautiful :)
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:iconmcshanda:
MCSHANDA Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Your technique is just beautiful
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1empaleds Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Muito original o desenho e a sua arte, parabéns.
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pearwood Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:clap: And squares [link] :clap:
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:iconchli:
CHLI Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning. The story behind it is so beautiful.
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biospherearte Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student General Artist
beatifuull. . very very nice :)
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Just-a-Witness Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
no words for this one
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STORMCORROSION Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very Nice
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slippingbeauty Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
I love this one! dirty beautiful
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Jazzhead Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Amazing work
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lucyelva Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Student Filmographer
amazing!
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LuInSkWiDi Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Love it ))
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Fairytale8 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I am really in love with this piece of art. The colors are in harmony, and somehow it makes me happy. Oh and of course, the message... is beautiful, I like the idea of admitting the beauty of another kind of art. Well done! :clap:
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alisca Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
super!!!
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tomvanrheenen Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous!
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Cammy-Peinado Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student Artist
Amazing!
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nidaschi Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist
This is awesome! The colors in the background are EXPLODING! :O
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Carravaggio Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
wow
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MichaelMoya Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
I like this picture, I think it transmits an emotional moment.
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virtue112 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!very good work,very nice friend
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sleepyhed Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is really GOOD!
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NanaCasas Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it! I truly enjoy your use of color and style. Your creative energy is alive and filled with emotion. Great work my friend!
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marcgosselin Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Perfect!
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Simon7jonG Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
nice
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Bisho-s Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesomeee!!!!
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anamartist Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I absolutely love this and still don't understand why this hasn't become a DD as of yet. It's ludicrous that it hasn't. Someone should do something about this because this is truly and absolutely beautiful.
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Subcogitate Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Student General Artist
This is great!
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himizuki Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
incredible...
this is just beautiful.
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PR1143 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
colors, shapes and amazing concept. This goes straight to my favorites!
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passionatearabesque Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
"Music. . . rides an unfiltered highway straight to the center of our emotional selves; no language to process, no visual representation to decipher."

But this visual representation of - or reaction to - it is perfectly frenetic, I think.. and even haunting.
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nightmarestrashcan Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
great work. the colors are awesome. one of the best paintings ive seen on deviant art. great job.
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