Thursday, August 23, 2007

if I were a girl...



This is the kind of painting that is better exteriorized when I’m in tune with myself. My hands can be two things: an annex to my arm or an annex to my soul. It’s all about connecting the hands to the soul, which obviously is not always possible. But I do try to take advantage of those inspirational moments and believe that the purpose of art is one worth seeking. Funny thing to say that through out the painting I kept thinking to myself: “If I were a girl, this is probably who I’d be.”

Este é o tipo de pintura que melhor se exteriorize quando estou em sintonia comigo mesmo. Minhas mãos podem ser duas coisas: um anexo para meu braço ou um anexo para minha alma. O alvo é conectar as mãos com a alma, o que obviamente nem sempre é possível. Mas eu tento tirar vantagem dos momentos de inspiração e acredito que o propósito da arte é um que se deve buscar. Engraçado dizer que ao longo da pintura pensei: “Se eu fosse uma menina, isto seria eu.”

11 comments:

Clare said...

Hi Gilson! What a cool idea. It makes me wonder "if I were a man..." and what that would look like -- I hadn't really thought of that before. I love how you said "it's all about connecting the hands to the soul" -- yes!! You always seem to have your hands and soul connected because you paint and write so soulfully, with great beauty and expression. I love the blue colors in this painting and the sweet look on her face -- beautiful curly hair, too! She almost has her head in the clouds, with her long neck and the top of her head not visible -- it gives her a wonderful look of being off in her dreams and thoughts.
:)

gautami said...

That gave me something to think about. I kept looking at thatpicture and your words resonated.

tumblewords said...

if I were she - she's full of warmth and independence...nice!

odessa said...

hi gilson,
gorgeous shades of blue! and i love that your girl has curly hair too. like what others said, this one got me thinking, i.e. if i were a man --- hmmm, i'd probably be tall, skinny and somewhat moody, with longish brown hair and flip-flops. thanks for this post! :)

Andréa said...

Gilson!

Amei essa pintura... =]

se tu fosse uma mulher, tu seria q nem Leila? Oo
hehehe
eh q parece =x

Beijo!

Miriam said...

Wow! So beautiful! And what you say about the hands to soul...so true, so well put. I know just what you mean.

Fledgling Poet said...

You've really given me something to think about...if I were a man...I don't think I'd be very good at it! :~) Your painting is beautiful...I love the girl's lovely, long neck. Your writing is so beautiful!

rodrigo said...

Azul céu em dia claro. Azul e branco como estes tons estão, transferem um sentimento confortável, coisa que vem desde o meu tempo de berço, penso. Não sei se te disse Gilson, mas pintura, em minha concepção, suponho ser algo mais puro expresso do que realmente fez o sentido “na hora”, a motivação, porque passa a idéia de estar sempre buscando uma coerência na demanda do sentimento a cada traço, mesmo vago, vago é sentir. Bem, pinta meu feminino, Gilson? ;) Abraço, amigo. Você está sempre comigo nos pensamentos.

Gilson said...

Hi Clare! Your comment is very dear to me. I tried to put a lot of love in this painting; the object of my painting demanded a lot of love to be painted. Blue is a color I really like too, it seems to show a bit of warmth to the eyes. I’m glad you liked it, thanks a lot!

Thank you Gautami! Sometimes painting is also a good form of therapy (and a fun one too!), we can learn about ourselves while we paint. Thank you for your comment!

Hi tumblewords! That’s exactly what I was trying to give her! I can see you captured the message I was attempting to spread in the paint. Thanks a lot!

Hello Odessa! Thank you very much! I think it’s quite interesting that you think of a male description in those manners. After all, we are all people in the first place and the anatomy we were given is only later taken into account. That gives us more thought over just being human, if I came into this world as a man I could have easily come as a woman as well. And what would I do about that? That’s where the painting comes in.

Oi Andréa! É um prazer ti ver por aqui. Comparar-me com Leila? Hehehe. Por essa não esperava, vou ter que pedir a opinião dela. Valeu pela visita! Bjo

Hi Miriam! From what I see in your blog, your paintings, I believe we share much of the same feelings about art. Thank you very much, I really appreciate it!

Hello fledging poet! Thank you much much! Like I was writing to Odessa, male or female, we are all people anyway. Her neck was not on purpose, but it wasn’t an accident either, it just was. When I saw it had turned out that way I just didn’t want to change it. Thank you for your kind words!

Rodrigo amigo! É uma honra encontrá-lo aqui, cada arte com janela diferente para expressar-se. Posso dizer o mesmo, amigo, tens um lugar nos meus pensamentos a todo instante. Encontraremos-nos em breve!

Leila=) said...

Hmm..ainda bem vc naum escreveu q num keria ser eu neh???

Aliás...Agora vc naum vai soh conectar as mãos com a alma...vai cnectar com os sons, melodia e tantas outras coisas q vc vai descobrir...

Xeruuu...
=)!!

Ruela said...

cool
Obrigado pela visita
Um abraço