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Love Virus

Artist: Diana Davydova

Artwork code: 89-A-10-1
  • Size: 47 x 55 x 1 inches (119.4 x 139.7 x 2.5 cm)
  • Oil on canvas
  • One-Off / Ready to Send
  • No Frame Required
  • Delivery time: 3-5 working days
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The basis of the painting is the close-up pistil of an Anthurium flower I was inspired by. I used a flower as a metaphor of deep emotions. Closer look at the deep red colour, shape, form and dynamic of the Anthurium have awakened my fantasy and feelings in a similar way to how I feel when I am in love and gave me a series of associations. The structure is full of movement, action and power that engulfs you and is in need of release. The Anthurium is poisonous and I feel that Love is a similar feeling to being poisoned, or maybe to be ill. You have a fever, a sickness, thirst and one’s body aches, like a virus it is growing inside you as though in your blood, in every cell of your body. I also tried to express how love is like being caressed by a snake - it's embrace can be so tight that you can't breathe, then it is so difficult to breath normally that you can only just sigh. Black thorns denote jealousy and scratch the fragile, sensitive soul. I made the knot a bit tighter to prevent that though....


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About The Artist

Diana Davydova

I like to merge traditional methods of painting with more recent contemporary influences and paint recognizable objects abstracted in a way that shows how I feel about them. My subject matter is generally found in the natural world where I find great inspiration in the diversity of colour, texture and form of flowers and plants. Flowers in particular have a long history in symbolism and charm that I find captivating. In my surreal paintings I try to express a specific feeling. Staying within the natural world, the objects painted are meant to be read as symbols of something more than the objects themselves. Diana Davydova

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