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Secrets and Confession 2 by alexandramanukyan Secrets and Confession 2 by alexandramanukyan
16"x20" oil on canvas, Alexandra Manukyan

Equal parts sinner and saint she has known both mankind's highest ideals and basest scorn. He gazes upon his confessor in search of absolution knowing that true salvation lies not with Heaven's mercy but with a kindred acceptance of his secrets and failings from someone who has also fallen from grace time and again.
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dgj212 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
but what could one of honest heart and wicked views take one of fallen grace? Could another fallen really understand? Or is just that the fallen has chosen to understand the world seen through her own gaze, through her own her crimson stained glass? The future is seen through many minds, but how do you find the right mind, the right future?
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dgj212 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
XD
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PhaedraPtasmR Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
incredible!!! Wow your description of this painting is so spot on- i just also realized that is a huge part of all my friendships- true salvation lies not with heaven's mercy but with a kindred acceptance of secrets and failings from someone who has also fallen from grace time and again.  word!
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alexandramanukyan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Thank you! Greatly appreciate it!
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xeena-dragonkizz Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
I can't have enough of your work, the old world feeling of oil on canvas, yet the contemporary twist, and the play between the shadows/light, and a strong statement!!
Amazingly talented..I simply adore every single piece!! :heart: Striking..surreal, and thought provoking!!
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alexandramanukyan Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Greatly appreciate your kind words. :)
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Riiriimush Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
O_O so perfect!... I want to know, ever use models? :O
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alexandramanukyan Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Yes I do. :)
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Riiriimush Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good!!! n_n
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AlexObscuria Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist
oh... my... God... O_O I'ts awesome!!
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alexandramanukyan Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Thanks!
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mimartmagda Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist
I love it.
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Angelles-LaVeau Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Your work has been featured here ----> [link]
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alexandramanukyan Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Thank you!
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KaterinaKapa Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Student General Artist
I love it! :heart:
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alexandramanukyan Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
Thank you dear Katerina. :)
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KaterinaKapa Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome :)
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drigulch Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
A very well done portrait with a fascinating foundation for the theme. Entirely compelling to consider this concept that true, meaningful absolution can only be attained in confessing and asking for justice in the hands of one who has experiences the same. Follows very much with the purist concept of secular modern justice systems where you are to be judge by jury of your peers. Only here, taken to the literal limit. They never seat a jury of murderers or thieves to judge an accused murderer of their; but it appears entirely possible by the look the good sister is giving that there is not one damn thing the lad can confess that she has not done. i wonder if she assess "do as i say and not as i do" sentences upon conviction.
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alexandramanukyan Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Really appreciate your comment, :)
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Dear alexandra manukyan
Your wonderful Artwork is featured ...in
Traditional Art action-portraits...[link]
TRADITIONAL art art portraits...[link]
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you are Most welcome!!! ...:heart:
regards
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ART-Luk Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You know, I really like and appreciate your images. Always a pleasure to watch them. Greetings. :)
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alexandramanukyan Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Greatly appreciate it. :)
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ART-Luk Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
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MJLong Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A fascinating and awesomely-rendered piece.
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alexandramanukyan Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Thanks!
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RezoKaishauri Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Bravo!
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alexandramanukyan Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Thanks!
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alexandramanukyan Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
Thank you all, for your kind words and positive feedback. :)
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Muirin007 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is astounding. Photorealism at its finest and the sort of talent that I've always aspired to. Thank you so much for sharing! Wow.
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Adastra14 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
your works bring Bataille to mind
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tommyb709 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
nice.
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Rozrr Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful work.
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LetyElizabeth Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love the tattoo work on the woman, and the leather on her corset you can just feel it. bravo.
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