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Grieving Woman of the Costa da Morte©

Here's my version and interpretation of the "Grieving Woman of the Costa da Morte" (Spain)
another one in Armando Salas’ challenge (Spanish cartoonist)

The grieving woman I 'borrowed' from Pablo Picasso's "Blue Nude". I think he would not mind.

"Women on shore, looking at the horizon, comes in mind, " Armando said.
This fisher's wife is surrounded by water/sea, which is her life, her living.
These women are always worried, always grieving because their men -fathers, sons, brothers, husbands- have their jobs in one of the most dangerous places. The sea took her love from her.
The nudity of this woman underscores her grief and suffering even greater.

The netting of the fishers you'll find throughout my painting, as well as many fisher's boats.
On the right of the nude, there's a compass.
There are also several sun rays filled with musical notes, which portrays that there's always a silver lining in life.

A passionated COLLAGE/OIL painting on (gesso-ed) watercolor paper

For all details please check Armando's thread and the art of the "Peixeiras" Artist Group

Copyright Olga van Dijk 2008©
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Delfina Mendonça 21 Nov 2010

Yes. Yes. Is a fantastic Work Olga.

Artist Reply: Thank you Delfina... What an inspiration that Picasso guy was for all of us!!

josef balek 15 Feb 2009

Hallo Olga! Wunderbare bild, farben. Hast duhier frau, schif und warme atmosphär. Oh, sommer...! Super! pepino

george martinez 17 Nov 2008

great paint Olga!

cynthia berridge 06 Oct 2008

brilliant wonderful art

angel Ortiz 26 Sep 2008

great history bice job amiga