Painting: Mixed Media on Aluminium.
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)
Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
Powdered pigment and solvents baked on aluminium. This is a paint that does not appear in saatchi's list, but paint it is.
Keywords: pain, beast, rebirth, struggle, Bethlehem, abstract
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I don't understand how you do this Lia, but it's amazing!! and you can't tell what it is, but it's so strong, your colors and your fragility strokes in the pigment..also the composition, great piece!
An inner storm.
This painting is elemental and fiery with a quite menacing quality. Everything is caught in a state of flux or transformation - very powerful!
A prophetic vision, Lia...
Deeply powerful. Outstanding paintings, Lia.
That poem always rocked my world; now the painting does too!
I'm onto ya, euphoria.
i see u love Yeats....
this canvas immediately caught my attention Lia....fantastic...
your portfolio is very impressive..
i love what u are doing.....
the second coming...astounding assemblage of colour Lia....and lets hope it is not too soon...the second coming....continue to ride the wave...and paint from the heart...
This painting is amazing. Really get's the imagination going. Do you have digital downloads for sale?
That is so dramatic... Great colour and movement. Fantastic piece.