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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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:iconaurora9912:
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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:iconeyedraw:
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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:iconbrilchan:
Brilchan Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Looks like something from Chaneling the Lost :+fav:
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:iconpottamus:
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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:iconkora123:
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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:iconannikaastra:
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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:icon1empaleds:
1empaleds Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Muito original o desenho e a sua arte, parabéns.
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:iconpearwood:
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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:iconbiospherearte:
biospherearte Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student General Artist
beatifuull. . very very nice :)
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:iconjust-a-witness:
Just-a-Witness Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
no words for this one
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:iconstormcorrosion:
STORMCORROSION Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very Nice
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:iconslippingbeauty:
slippingbeauty Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
I love this one! dirty beautiful
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:iconjazzhead:
Jazzhead Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Amazing work
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:iconlucyelva:
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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:iconalisca:
alisca Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
super!!!
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:icontomvanrheenen:
tomvanrheenen Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous!
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:iconcammy-peinado:
Cammy-Peinado Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student Artist
Amazing!
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:iconnidaschi:
nidaschi Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist
This is awesome! The colors in the background are EXPLODING! :O
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:iconcarravaggio:
Carravaggio Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
wow
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:iconmichaelmoya:
MichaelMoya Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
I like this picture, I think it transmits an emotional moment.
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:iconvirtue112:
virtue112 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!very good work,very nice friend
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:iconsleepyhed:
sleepyhed Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is really GOOD!
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:iconnanacasas:
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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:iconmarcgosselin:
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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:iconbisho-s:
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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:iconhimizuki:
himizuki Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
incredible...
this is just beautiful.
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:iconpr1143:
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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nyrge Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Damn. I'll end up favouriting every new painting of yours at this rate.
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HeadlessHat Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student
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pomohippie7 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012   Writer
Your work has been showcased here! :) [link]
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GhostlyToaster Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student Writer
Your definition of music is perfect, this picture is perfect... Your presence in the world of art is inspiring and invigorating. Happy painting!
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:iconjables13:
Jables13 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Piece is fantastic, and the description about music is one of the best I've ever heard.

Just amazing. Thank you for sharing this with us. Made my day.
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Mardi-Malt Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
wow - once again an extremely fascinating piece of art!!! :+fav:
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:iconbuuwho:
BuuWho Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have color mastered...
It never ceases to amaze me.
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:iconballister:
Ballister Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
I wish I could do something even 1/10th as amazing as this. The skin tones by themselves are impressive!
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moonfrogflying Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the composition of this one, the way the shapes curve and flow gives the feel of the music. I also love the colours, they are vibrant yet soft. Peaceful. Your artwork is always awesome.
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Elesq Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning. Simply stunning.
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