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"The Lovers" by Assaf Shtilman

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I had an old Magritte artbook at home. One day my brother wanted me to paint him a reproduction (or more accurately, a version) of the 'Les Aments'/'The Lovers' painting for his birthday. I like it a lot, even though it's a bit creepy, and I guess he liked it too. I did it in full color acrilics on 1.5 X 1.0 Meters canvas, the largest picture I ever drew. After he got married his wife commented it's too creepy for their house, and the picture now rests on top of their wardrobe, covered with a sheet. I like it to much, so I'm letting it hang in here.

30 Nov 2004:-) Heidi Azurylipfe Darras
It surprised my that this one isn't commented yet2

this is awesome, i just love this one. Don't find it creepy at all2just romantic and with a message2
now i would say that the message is ' first moments in young love, people are blind for the negative things in the other his (or her) character2

keep up the great work2

warm greetings

1 Assaf Shtilman replies: "Thanks a lot. I really like this one, and it's nice to see that oters do too. That's a great message you wrote there. 1"
29 Dec 200445 Erik Schophuizen
I totally agree with the message from the comment before me, but I have an other message with this picture. I think this means love doesn't only has to be on the outside, but the inside of people really count. That's why they can't see each other, love goes deeper than the surface of the human body.
(does this make sense?)


13 Assaf Shtilman replies: "I like this message too. Anyway, it's a compliment on its own that my painting makes people think. Thanks for the comment!"
6 Jan 2005:-) Jess Hyslop
Wow! Really amazing! I could never paint like that, it's just sooo good! One thing though... no offense, but how is this on Elfwood? I'm surprised the moderators let it through.

12 Assaf Shtilman replies: "It's a "reproduction" of a famous Surrealistic work. "Surrealistic" means based on fantasy and dream imagery. It's perfectly in place, trust me. All of Magritt's work (almost) would be in place in Elfwood. You should look some up, there beautiful and very inspiring. And thanks for the comment!"
20 Jan 200545 Jennifer C Singleton
So wonderfully painted! Wow! I don't find it creepy at all, more on the dark side of beautiful. Congratulations on this piece - it's amazing. You are truly so gifted.

1 Assaf Shtilman replies: "Third comment! cool. Thanks for taking tour time and for commenting. BTW: my brother and his wife moved to a new place, and now the picture is back on the wall. "
31 Jan 2005:-) Hadar Raizman
I simply love it... That`s all I can say 2
Israel rules! 2

1 Assaf Shtilman replies: "indeed it does 1. Thanks for the great comment!"
12 Dec 200545 Anne 'Lucinda' Roussard
Ah yes, Magritte, isn't it?

The clothed faces *are* creepy, and they're supposed to... I've been told in artclass that the painter did those clothed faces a lot because his mother had drowned, and they found her with her dress all wrapped around her face like that. Kinda icky when you think of it oO

Anyway, very nicely done, I like the folds a lot =)

13 Assaf Shtilman replies: "Yes, I heard this too. Still, my brother picked it from the art book (I let him pick any drawing he wanted) and maybe this says something. I like the folds too."
17 Mar 2007:-) Shelz Keast
It makes me think of a 60's or 70's horror flick. Is that a coincidence? Anyway creepy cool!

13 Assaf Shtilman replies: "I'm not sure I ever seen the movie/s you were referencing to, but thanks for the comment all the same. This is actually my brother's request - He picked this painting from an art book I had in my room, and I just copied it the best I could."
12 Oct 2007:-) Robin Butler
I've always been a fan of Magritte's work. You do him justice - it's a pity that your brother's wife will not let such work hang in its rightful place on the wall.

1 Assaf Shtilman replies: "Thanks for the kind comment. I like this painting too."
12 Jun 2009:-) Yoni Danziger
A remarkable piece man, well done! 13
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'The Lovers':
 • Created by: :-) Assaf Shtilman
 • Copyright: ©Assaf Shtilman. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Covered, Creepy, Faces, Kiss, Lovers, Magritte
 • Categories: Dream Imagery
 • Techniques: Acrylics
 • Submitted: 2004-10-28 21:24:18
 • Views: 1727
 • Resolution: 1000x728

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