Le roi soleil by cybergranny
cybergranny

Le roi soleil

by cybergranny in Traditional

(The King Sun)
Acrylics on canvas 2011
55*45 cm

I'm switching from oils to acrylics
At first I just wanted to paint a normal skull, but it just changed a lot hehe (like always ^^)

And some days after I finished it, something just struck me, one friends husband just died less than 2 weeks before Christmas and my friend used to call him Soleil (Sun)

Sometimes I think that I'm really guided in my paintings.

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  • dealucifer

    dealucifer

    i love it :)

    Mar 9th, 2011 Reply
  • HellOnAStick

    HellOnAStick

    I love this image. It reminds me of something that I would see in the Dia de Los Muertos art of mexico or Voodoo images of Haiti.

    Mar 6th, 2011 Reply
    • cybergranny

      cybergranny

      Thanks a lot mister, someone told me too about the Dia de Los Muertos. I had never heard about that before. It must be interesting. You had already seen one?

      Mar 6th, 2011 Reply
    • HellOnAStick

      HellOnAStick

      Yes, i've been in mexico during a few of those celebrations.

      Mar 6th, 2011 Reply
    • cybergranny

      cybergranny

      How was it?

      Mar 6th, 2011 Reply
    • HellOnAStick

      HellOnAStick

      It was awesome. The vendors selling sugar skulls in streetside booths, there were open air grills making carnitas and some catholic ceremonies for the evening, candles in the streets. There were parades and bands playing traditional music all throghout the day and amazing costuming.

      Mar 6th, 2011 Reply
    • cybergranny

      cybergranny

      Oh sounds amazing, too bad that it's so far away

      Mar 6th, 2011 Reply
    • HellOnAStick

      HellOnAStick

      I'm surprised that they don't have similar celebrations in France or Spain. That celebration is a direct descendant of French/Spanish and catholic traditions.

      Mar 6th, 2011 Reply
    • cybergranny

      cybergranny

      Well they have a celebration, but it's very different from the one in Mexico.

      Mar 6th, 2011 Reply