Tainted by shreya

Tainted

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Added: Apr 21, 2006
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(From Wikipedia) There is a story about the pierrot which relates how a small naked boy was found outside the gates of Heaven. It was winter, and as St Peter picked up the child and blessed him, the snow on his body turned into a suit of pure white clothing. St Peter adopted the child and gave him his own name - Little Peter or Pierrot - but there was one condition, Pierrot was not to be allowed to play with any of the human children he might come across as he wandered outside the gates of Paradise. Of course, this was almost impossible for a small boy, and on his return from just such a meeting he realised that his white suit now had black marks on it where the ordinary children had touched him. They proclaimed his guilt, and Pierrot was excluded from Paradise forevermore.

Here is my version of the Pierrot, derived from the story and from the pantomime image(the red mouth cut to make it larger,the make up, hair etc). This is an image of a being which once was so pure, so immaculate, that its flesh seared where it was touched by others.And in touching it, they had contaminated it too.Only the pristine whiteness of the hair remained, a vestige of the purity it once had and lost, a mockery of its past.

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Absolutely stand-out picture, caught my eye, sinister yet beautiful, well done. Would love a print of this.........robert.brown.625@btinternet.com UK

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hai sreya now i am starting digital painting... also iam a painter.... now woking i hydrabad ,yuo's works inspearing me... shaji.ns08@gmail.com

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That's amazing, you can see the boy's betrayal and loss of innocence.

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amazing painting shreya..
a secret fan Smile

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Reminds me of John Wayne Gacy

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this is mad scary..........

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I loved it at first just as it stood, an amazing picture. But after having read the story, its just that much better. I really, really like it. The eyes have so much intensity and the hair and just everything are so well done.

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this reminds me of a sad clown picture but its so differnt I love it

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that's so sad.

rita's picture

wonderful work

Art at its best.