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Secrets and Confession by alexandramanukyan Secrets and Confession by alexandramanukyan
'Secrets and Confession', 24"x24" oil on canvas, 2011 by Alexandra Manukyan

Synopsis:
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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DanielCostaFilho Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Nevertheless, It's not a case of a corrupt contract established between those two.
Cos' I can still only give credit to your narrative If the conclusion is once more wagnerian, that is, If the conclusion leads to another romantic narrative.
That is, If it leads to an actual contract in love.
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You say that "true salvation lies not with heaven's mercy", and you imediately justify the Plan B,
But in the look of their eyes I see not resignation, I see the opposite, I see epiphany and adoration (sometimes sexual) by his part, and I see controled and all powerful lust by her part.
Which means, visually at least, that they both sustain a scene of delight, not anything that could aproach the realms of penance.
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The likes of Saint Augustin would promptly burn a picture like this,
cos' HIS solution to the problem is the complete opposite,
but,
too insatisfactory.
Even more in his case in particular, when he lived in intense debauchery for his first thirty years of life.
What's to come from such a nature, that's forced to deny just that in which he praises the best delight of life in the name of something that STILL has yet no name at all!
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What I'm trying to say is that your narrative is romantic to me.
But It's sexual in It's romanticism,
which is a great and rare accomplishment.
But,
We must be allways grateful for those likes of people that had to pave the way for us to walk through It with such apparent freewill.
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Anyway, I've looked all your other work here and I can say the same of the rest:
Allways afirmative you are!
Whole lots of fire,
beautiful garments,
wonderfull chiaroscuro,
powerfull expression on the figures,
and etc...
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That is, high level of art.
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darkmae76 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Your art is awesome.
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:iconalexandramanukyan:
alexandramanukyan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Thank you! :)
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:icondarkmae76:
darkmae76 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
Youre welcome ^_^
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:icondcante:
Dcante Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student General Artist
strong work
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:iconalexandramanukyan:
alexandramanukyan Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Thank you!
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Mn63 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Very beautiful.
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:iconalexandramanukyan:
alexandramanukyan Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Thank you. :)
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:iconmn63:
Mn63 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
You are very welcome.
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jerral Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Wow Really love your work and the detail
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gingado Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
Amazing work...:clap:
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A-Falcon-Velazquez Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
Your are is unique, I can't compare with anything I've seen before. And your technical skills are stunning.
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BeautifulBizarreMag Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
OMG im soooo glad i found you, totally amazing work. Your style is amazing :love:
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:iconalexandramanukyan:
alexandramanukyan Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Thanks, I'm glad you like my work. :)
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BeautifulBizarreMag Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
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My pleasure :heart:
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tommyb709 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
nicely done.
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CarlMoore Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Very original work and very well painted! Skin tones look perfect.
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:iconalexandramanukyan:
alexandramanukyan Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Thanks!
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abstractjet Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
BRILLIANT!!! She is gorgeous with all those beautiful tattoos..you are amazing. I have "First Date" as my screen saver and am in awe everytime i turn on my computer. You are a real true inspiration. jet
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:iconalexandramanukyan:
alexandramanukyan Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Thanks! :)
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Adastra14 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is something i look for...the highest ideals and the basest scorns. well done!
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:iconalexandramanukyan:
alexandramanukyan Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Appreciate your positive feedback. :)
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Adastra14 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
you're welcome. i bet it takes a lot of work to produce these right?
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:iconalexandramanukyan:
alexandramanukyan Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Yes, months. :)
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Adastra14 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
do you have a facebook page please?
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:iconalexandramanukyan:
alexandramanukyan Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
Yes of course, it's [link]
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Adastra14 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
subscribed :)
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Rozrr Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful art. The story so obvious yet so well depicted.
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:iconalexandramanukyan:
alexandramanukyan Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Thank you!
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Blade21292 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is wonderful!
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:iconalexandramanukyan:
alexandramanukyan Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
Thanks!
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