When I saw the photo of this nude for the first time I didn’t know what to think of it. Perhaps I do not relate to so-called romantic art of ballerinas and dancers striking great poses. Moreover, these kind of themes easily end up in kitsch. Therefor I had to come up with something different and I was intrigued by the pose nevertheless. I tried to dissociate myself from the picture and trying to see one thing in another. It surely is a method that already brought me a lot of success in the past.
All of a sudden I saw a horse’s head appearing in the female figure. This having said, the horse’s head was not complete without any manes to it. That is how I came up with the draperies flapping around her thigh. To complete the drawing I made some kind of Musketeer on a pranching horse in the background, perhaps as a subliminal guide for people to recognize the surrealism of the horse in the drawing.
With regard to seeing two things in one I can refer to my oil painting Gaia – 16-03-16 where I explain in detail on the principles of ambiguous images.
Graphite pencil drawing (Pentel 0.5 mm, 3B) on Canson Bristol paper (21 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm – A4 format)
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