Saturday, April 24, 2010

Three After a Dream


“Canvas #18”
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“Canvas #19”
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“Canvas #20”
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4.24.2010 #2
4.24.2010 #1 (poem)


9 comments:

Janice said...

#18, he awakes from a nightmare! #19, he tries to fall back to sleep but worried he'll have that dream again.
#20, he has fallen into a restful sleep. No more nightmare...

This is how I see them William :) #18 is very vivid~~~

William Michaelian said...

That one even caught me by surprise. Actually, they all do. And yet the dream itself wasn’t disturbing, only pleasantly frightening — up a high, blind hill in a car, and safely down a snowy road on the other side, stopping just in time at an intersection.... except that even though I was driving, I also watched the scene unfold from a distance. Hmm...

Elisabeth said...

I should not say this perhaps but the second two images remind me of death masks, the first though I enjoyed more despite the stunned the eyes because in it he is alive, very much alive. Thanks , William.

ALeks said...

The three stanzas of the Ode for Melancholy!

William Michaelian said...

Well, Elisabeth, if that’s what they remind you of, then you should say it. The truth is, I’ve thought the same myself about many of the drawings with closed eyes in this series.

Aleksandra, good idea. These drawings can be part of “The Illustrated Keats.”

Denise Scaramai said...

I congratulate you, for all his magnificent work, expressing as well as many senses ...

William Michaelian said...

Denise, you are so kind! Thank you. And welcome to my strange little world....

Caio Fernandes said...

dramatic and serene at the same time !

William Michaelian said...

Good way to put it... that’s how I felt when I made them....