I am really excited about the Sadness/Alone series. I love the emotion portrayed and I can't wait to see what you all can do with them
Quiet Time 2 by ~Shiskababe A provocative and unique stock that invokes intense emotion. This is just one of this deviants series of "Sadness/Alone" stocks that are offered in high resolution. Be sure to to check out the rest of her gallery.
Thank you for sharing!
I just felt the need to comment [and be hypocritical in my own, special way] by saying that I too have gone through tough times, and this photo does remind me of an undescribable, tastless, colorless time in my life.
However, I am not one of those people who use my past as an advant excuse for my present and/or future. I also consider myself an artist. I see the true beauty of this shot. Who knows, someone in a similar situation might want to seek help because this shot's helped reality dawn on their head. Maybe an abuser will step back and look at his/her own actions, maybe not.
I like this piece, because of the insanity of their relationship, though there's no end to the stories that can be told from this one shot.
Looking at all of the comments that discuss the morality of "Is it really beautiful? It's nothing but violence trying to be made to look beautiful - it's trash!" I have to point out that art is not about only showing the true, stereotyped beauty in things. Even subject matter that is not of the lightest of subtext can be beautiful. If all you can do is look at this image and hop right on your soapbox to preach about "how would you feel if you happened to you?! It's not right!" then I suggest you get your ass off this site. This piece is, in my humble opinion, a work of art. It is able to convey the raw emotion in a way that is so precise and effective that it is turn beautiful.
So, ~Shiskababe, I give you my applause and esteem for creating something so raw, and yes, ironic. Although this portrayal of such violence is not necessarily realistic, it is, in the end, art.
With all my respect, I don't agree with people accusing the author by spreading violence or whatever..
If they happened not to write a long-fat description expressing that they are against violence against women I don't think this is a crime,actually.
And even if they didn't intend to shoot this as some sort of protest or irony expressing what you think should be expressed here,it's still a pretty picture,the girl is not being raped,she's not underage,she's not a child,there's no gore or blood.
IMHO this picture is beautiful,including the angry facial expression of the male model,they're acting..I don't really get what's so wrong with that..?
there are some artists who are specialized in violent and gory fetish portraits and they still get credits because someone has evaluated some sort of beauty in it,not that I agree with that,but this picture is far from being violent or anything,it's just very expressive..
And as a woman,I don't find it disturbing,I find it dramatic and well made.
and no offense to anyone,but you shouldn't attack the artist just because their art offended you indirectly.
no one has offended you in person,your country or your religion.
So I guess you guys should give the artist a break and stop attacking them,they've worked on this and many other people are fine with the picture and they actually love it. If there is something wrong with it it would've been removed by deviantart or by your request if you have reported this.
This is wonderful! I love it when models show a lot of emotion in their poses. And those people who think this glorifies violence against women need a serious reality check. Just because someone's art portrays abuse doesn't mean they support it. The art world would be terribly boring if we all only drew/shot photos of things that made us feel good.
for someone that has lived this nightmare it is just a painful reminder of all of the horrible things that go on in an abusve situation. I think unless you have lived it you can't really understand what I am saying. To me it's like putting up a picture of someone dying from cancer and expecting it not to be traumatizing to someone who just lost a loved one to that horrible disease. If all you are looking for is an emotional reaction then I will tell you that I will probably have nightmares tonight because of my past. That's what happens to people who suffer from PTSD. I don't mean to sound melodramatic or insulting or disrespectful but you wanted to find out what people would have to say and I guess I've just had my say! Other than that the photo is technically very well done!
Well I'm sorry if you've expirienced it, but I don't think that is the artist's fault. Nor do I think they had the intention of making you remember such things. I find it very unfair that you'd post on her work about how she traumatized you and the such when perhaps you should look at it from the perspective of: These are models. She didn't go into someone's house and take a picture of them openly abusing a woman. If you turn on the tv and it happens to be about an abusive situation, are you going to mail the maker of the show? No, because that's TV. It's supposed to tell stories, and all stories aren't happy. Well all pictures aren't happy either. This is a beautiful picture. Like someone else said. It is art. Art is supposed to cause emotion, wether it be based on experience or based on simple imagination.
And, like I said when I started, I am sorry if it brings back memories, but making the artist feel bad when it isn't something that is her fault isn't the way to go with this. It is truely a horrible experience to be abused. I wouldn't know, but it damages people and I know that. I hope you understand where I'm going at here. It's not meant to be an attack.
I understand what you are saying. And no offense taken. I did not mean to attack the artist. My purpose was not meant to cause the artist any discomfort.
I would think that the artist is aware that putting up a piece with the purpose of stirring up strong emotions would do just that. And it did.
It's so hard to get something across in the computer sometimes without having it be read wrong.Although I can understand how it might have seemed that way reading over my comment again.
As I said I meant no disrespect at all! I tried to explain myself and perhaps it came out too harsh because of strong emotions on my part. However I was just trying to relay....to put it simply... which in hindsight I should have just said..sometimes a piece of artwork can evoke painful very emotions.
yes..I should not have said anything..I think I upset some people because I have gotten a comment that I should not attack the artist. In reading my comment I can see how it seems that way. But as I told the person who sent the message. The artist is looking for strong reactions...or what kind of reactions the photo will produce. And my reaction was just a true gut reaction to the photo. Anyway it was a long time ago and I have had a happy life for twenty years now..but some things just bring up bad memories. Thanks for commenting!
it's obviously a photo showing violence against women. there is no critique or anything thought provoking here. the picture language even glorifies the idea because it's a studio photo trying mimic a fashion look. this is not like a tarantino movie.. this is just sloppily done and when you choose to work with such concepts then you should be really thoughtful because when you aren't you'll produce something like that, totally going in the wrong direction.
also the title is supporting the idea of violence. what's next, beating a child and make it look good?
this photo is neither ironic, nor criticising. it's bland, just showing voilence against a woman and still trying to look fashionable.
and i didn't give a reason because it doesn't make sense to me to write all this because i bet the author won't agree.. and if the author agrees then even worse... so what's the point ?
for people that had agreed with me anyway, i wouldn't have had to explain - because it's so obvious.
Lol. Have you watched TV recently? Everything shown on there now-a-days is way worse then anything one picture,- that doesn't have sound or motion -could ever do. Saying this picture is horrible because it just so happens to have a creepy dude and some chick in it obviously means that you're not seeing it for the piece of art that it is. If they were both guys (or both girls for that matter) then no one would be saying anything about it.
Think of it this way: at least he's not physically beating her up in this. Deviant Staff wouldn't let something, that so openly downgraded humanity further, get a DD.
I didn't see it as showing violence against women. At first look I saw it as some phsyco kidnapping a person who just happened to be a girl. o.o I saw the rest of her series, and there's no such hint at support for violence agains women. Do you not see their expressions? She has a pitiable one while he has one that no one would like. This person isn't supporting, it's against it. It's just using a different method.
Now that you put it that way, I agree with you... it's not artwork to glorify harassment. Thanks for explaining, now I understand! And I'm being serious. I really don't appreciate this photo. Shame on whoever posted it. SHAME.