i simply had to do it, it just striked me how very reminiscent of Jesus' martyrdom scene from the "Bible" the scene from "Pinocchio" is, even with an echo of the "Eli, Eli, lama sabahtani!" calling,
and i can't help thinking Pinnocchio and Jesus characters do have a lot in common indeed - just look - both somehow unnatural/"adopted" sons of poor carpenters, both at some point hung on a tree/wood, both need to do some "work" in order to fully become humans Pinocchio definitely could be Jesus' alter ego, or at least little brother
""Well," the Assassins asked, "will you open your mouth now or not? Ah! You do not answer? Very well, this time you shall open it." (...)
"I understand," said one of them to the other, "there is nothing left to do now but to hang him."
"To hang him," repeated the other. (...) They slipped the noose around his neck. Throwing the rope over the high limb of a giant oak tree, they pulled till the poor Marionette hung far up in space.
Death was creeping nearer and nearer, and the Marionette still hoped for some good soul to come to his rescue, but no one appeared. As he was about to die, he thought of his poor old father, and hardly conscious of what he was saying, murmured to himself:
"Oh, Father, dear Father! If you were only here!"
These were his last words. He closed his eyes, opened his mouth, stretched out his legs, and hung there, as if he were dead."
i was also strongly inspired by this brilliant Pinocchio-picture [link] and a conversation i had with its superb author, and also by a talk on the same topic i had with my dear erudite friend
I'd like to ask, what edition/translation is that extract from? I'd like to get the book and because of the lovely way that extract is written I'd like the same translation.
btw thanks for the fav... muchly appreciated! Feel free to drop by again anytime
As always... gorgeous work. Everything you make seems to take place in this beautiful dream land that I'd love to go to. Er... except for the being hung on trees bit. ><
Your gallery is so wonderful! I just love this piece, incredilby done and great great fave~!
ps. thanks so much for the faves, I'm so pleased you like them!
Cheers and keep up the great work!
so you too please keep up your fantastic work
You are so kind thank you so much!
I so love your style and work, I will be sure to visit often
Thanks so much for the faves, I'm so pleased you like my work! Can't wait to see more!
nice effect and colours
Anyway, what I wanted to say is that it's absolutely beautiful. I love both composition and colour scheme wich is a little bit unusual because of inverted use of colours in perspective. Unusual, but still gives great depth to the scene.
This is in one of your styles that I really like... two actually, somewhere between the Marshmallow snow and the more pale and transparent snow from earlier works.